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Bandits set Catholic parish ablaze in Kaduna, kill seminarian



Bandits set Catholic parish ablaze in Kaduna, kills seminarian

In a raid by bandits on the Catholic Parish House in Kamanton, Kaduna State’s Zango Kataf Local Government Area, a seminarian named Bro. Stephen Naman Ngofe was burned beyond recognition and left for dead on Thursday night.

Kamantan’s Parish is a part of Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

The parish house was invaded by the assailants about 8 p.m., and they set it on fire alongside a car, according to information obtained by newsmen.

According to sources, the dead seminarian, Stephen, passed away after breathing in smoke while attempting to flee the assailants’ hands.

The incident was confirmed by the acting public relations officer for the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mansir Alhassan.

Two additional people who were in the building at the time the incident occurred manage to escape the oncoming blaze and the attackers’ abduction attempt.


They are Assistant Parish Priest Monday Noah and Parish Priest Emmanuel Okolo.

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