Ambassador Belusochukwu Enwere, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing), has condemned the killing of a priest in Minna, Niger State, by terrorists.
According to Enwere, the killing of Rev. Fr Isaac Achi, a Catholic Priest of Minna diocese on Sunday at about 1 a.m. is pure terrorist attack.
“The killing and burning alive of the priest as well as the parish house is the most wicked and barbaric act by this blood sucking bandits whose aims and objectives are becoming suspicious.
“But our enemies will not succeed so long as Nigeria remains a secular state,” he said.
He said that the continuous killing as well as kidnapping of Christian clerics in Nigeria is alarming.
“This has to be stopped at all cost. The Christian community must rise up and come together to put to an end this insult.
“Those behind this senseless killing and burning of the parish house must be brought to book. Nigeria is becoming a killing field where Christian clerics and Christians are slaughtered like chickens,” he said.
The chairman called on the Federal Government, security agencies, government of Niger State to help salvage this ugly situation before it got out of control.
Enwere sent his condolences to the Niger State Christian community as well as the Catholic diocese of Minna.
Rev. Fr Achi was in the early hours of Sunday, at the Rectory (Fathers’ House) of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kafin Koro, attacked, shot dead and burnt beyond recognition.
His assistant, Fr. Colins Omeh, sustained severe bullet wounds.
He was also Parish Priest of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kafin Koro in Niger State and the Dean of Kafin Koro Deanery. (Freedom online)