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Police confirm killing of Catholic Priest in Gwagwalada

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By: Kingsley Omonobi-Abuja.

Authorities of the FCT Police Command on Sunday night confirmed the killing of a Catholic Priest on Sunday in Gwagwalada area of Abuja.


DSP Ajuguri Manzah, spokesman of the FCP Police Command who confirming the news of the killing to Vanguard, said the police has commenced investigations into the incident.

He said the FCT Police Commissioner, CP Ciroma has order detectives to move to Gwagwalada to unearth the immediate and remote causes of the incident.

Recall that a young Catholic Priest in Abuja Archdiocese, Rev. Fr Michael Akawu was Saturday evening shot dead by yet to be identified gun men in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

The Catholic Priest, who until his gruesome killing worked as Assistant Parish Priest at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish Dobi, was allegedly gunned down at a Supermarket in Gwagwalada where he was said to have gone shopping.

The alleged assailants, according to unconfirmed sources were still at large.

The Abuja Catholic Archdiocese was yet to make a formal statement Sunday about the incident.

Akawu was ordained priest on February 4, 2017 by the Archbishop of Abuja, the Most Revd. John Cardinal Onayeikan.

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