The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Niger has condemned the killing of Reverend Father, Isaac Achi of Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Paikoro Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement issued by Daniel Atori, media aide to the CAN Chairman, Most Rev. Bulus Yohanna on Sunday in Minna called for investigations into the attacks and the culprits brought to book.
The statement read, “CAN, Niger state strongly condemns the gruesome killing of Very Rev. Fr. Isaac Achi, priest of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kaffin Koro, in Paikoro local government area of Niger state.
“One of the primary responsibilities of any government is to protect lives and properties of the people, enough of the attacks and wanton killings of innocent Nigeria citizens.
“In the early hours of today (Sunday) the bandits got to the community, shooting sporadically, setting ablaze the Catholic Parish house, killed the parish priest and injured his assistant.”
The association condoled the Catholic Diocese of Minna, parishioners and the entire Christendom as well as the immediate family of the slayed priest.