Bandits in the early hours of Sunday, January 15, 2023 set ablaze Rev. Fr Isaac Achi, the chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Paikoro Local Government chapter of Niger state.
According to media reports, the attack which occurred around 1am on Sunday also left one of Achi’s colleagues with gunshot injuries.
The Niger State Commissioner of Police, CP Ogundele Ayodeji has since confirmed the incident.
According to Ayodeji in a statement by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said that the bandits set the clerics’ house on fire when they could not gain entrance.
“The bandits reportedly attempted to gain entrance into the residence but seemed difficult, and set the house ablaze, while the said Rev. Father was burnt dead.
“A colleague of the Rev. Father identified as Father Collins was equally shot in the shoulder while trying to escape from the scene.
It was gathered that the Police had commenced an investigation to ensure the arrest of the culprits.