A Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Jude Egbuom, was murdered by gunmen in Nkwerre in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State on Monday night. The attackers were reported to have made away with his vehicle.
The gunmen equally murdered a young man whose identity could not be ascertained immediately. The man was said to be with the priest in his vehicle when the criminals struck.
He was attacked around 8pm when he went to a barber’s shop on Anara-Nkwerre Road in Nkwerre town.
He reportedly resisted giving the car keys to his killers, which angered them.
The cleric was immediately shot together with the other victim in his vehicle ,while the criminals fled.
The priest until his death in charge of St Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Amucha, in the Njaba LGA of the state.