Protesters burn Police station over killing of catholic priest in Niger

Angry individuals protesting the killing of a Catholic priest Isaac Achi have set ablaze the divisional police headquarters in Kafin-Koro, Paikoro LGA of Niger State.

Confirming the ugly incident, spokesperson of the Police Force in Niger, Wasiu Abiodun said on Tuesday that the protesting mob marched to the police station, alleging that the police were incapable of providing security for the town.

On 17/01/2023, at about 0900hrs, some angry youths of Kafin-Koro District, Paikoro LGA mobilised and protested in Kafin-Koro town over the killing of the Parish Rev. Fr. Isaac,” the statement reads.

During the protest, the rampaging youths attacked and set Kaffin-Koro Divisional Headquarters ablaze.

The value of items damaged and burnt is yet to be ascertained. However, reinforcement teams led deputy commissioner of police, operations, have been dispatched to the scene and normalcy has been restored”, the police spokesperson added in the statement.

TMY Newspapers recalls that Achi, a priest of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church, was burnt to death in an attack on his residence in Kafin-Koro, Paiko LGA of the state.

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