Gunmen kill Imo catholic priest, Revd Fr.Jude Egbuom , another over car

www.odogwublog.com reports that the Catholic community in Imo State have been thrown into mourning following the murder of a Priest, Revd  Fr.Jude Egbuom, and another man for allegedly resisting gun bearing car snatchers in Nkwerre local government area of the State.

The incident occurred Monday night at about 8pm when the Priest was returning from a barber's salon on the Anara -Nkwerre road in Nkwerre town, where he had gone to shave when his attackers ambushed him.

Until his death, Fr Egbuom who hailed from Umuwala, in Nkwerre was the parish priest in charge of St Patrick's Catholic Parish, Amucha, in Njaba local government area of the state.

A native who pleaded anonymity in the area said the Priest may have resisted handing over the car keys to his attackers, saying the action may have infuriated the gunmen who shot him and the other occupant in the car dead on the spot.

The identity of the man found in the car was yet to be known as at press time.

The native said further that the late clergyman was peaceful in his dealings with the people, adding that he could not be involved in any dealings that could warrant violent killing.

Meanwhile, the State Police spokesman, Andrew Enwerem has confirmed the death of the Priest, even as he said the command has commenced investigations to unravel the mystery over the deaths.

According to Enwerem, the Priest was shot in his cassock alongside the other victim even as he said the State Police Commissioner, Dasuki Galadanchi has ordered the immediate redeployment of the Tactical units of the command

He said "The hoodlums shot sporadically in a mall housing a phone accessories and a barber's salon, unfortunately the Priest was hit by the bullets as well as the other occupant whose identity is yet to be confirmed. They also made away with his car", Enwerem said.

He promised that the perpetrators will not go unpunished saying " though they may hide, but I assure you that we will nab".

Last year, a Catholic Priest who just returned from abroad was also shot and disposed of his car, and all three suspects were rounded up within five days, which included a Policeman.
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