An Anglican priest identified as Rev Emeka Merenu has been murdered by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in Iheteukwu, Orsu LGA of Imo State.
The priest was shot in the church compound and his car was also set ablaze in the early hours of on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the priest, a native of Amaorji in Nkwerre in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state and until his death was the priest-in-charge of St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Iheteukwu.
The killing of the priest comes hours after gunmen invaded Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba LGA of Imo, and chased away students who were participating in the ongoing 2021 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE), on Monday.
Goldennationblog.com gathered from a source that the gunmen attacked the priest in the church compound where he lived, killed him, and burnt his car for allegedly inviting soldiers to secure the mission school where he serves as the principal.
Meanwhile, when contacted the police spokesperson in the state, Michael Abattam, confirmed the incident and said that investigation is ongoing to arrest the suspects.
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