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Who Is Isaac Achi? Catholic Priest Burned Alive in Nigeria’s Hard-hit North


A shocking piece of news is coming to the front where it is reported that a priest named Isaac Achi was burned to death in Nigeria. The brutal incident happened on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Sources confirm that the priest was burned to death after bandits set fire to his parish rectory in northern Nigeria. The news has become one of the subjects of discussion on social media as it is circulating on the internet. People are expressing their sadness about his tragic death. Here, check what happened to him and how did he die.

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According to reports, the body of father Isaac Achi was discovered among the charred parish building of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic on January 15. The information was shared by the Catholic Diocese of Minna, Nigeria. Sources confirm that the man breathed his last after being attacked by the armed bandits. They reportedly attacked the priest’s residence in the village of Kafin Koro at around 3 AM. Another priest at the rectory, Father Collins Omeh, escaped the building, but sustained gunshot wounds and is being treated in a hospital.

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Alhaji Sani Bello Abubakar described the attack as inhumane and ungodly. For those unversed, Bello is the governor of the Nigerian state of Niger who went on to describe the incident as ungodly. It is said that he directed the local security agencies to pursue the attackers. Adding further, Bello said that this is a sad moment for a priest to be killed in such a manner which means that they are all not safe, these terrorists have lost it, and drastic action is needed to end this ongoing carnage.

Achi served as the parish priest of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church where he sadly died. Let us tell our readers that he was also the chairman of his local branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). The Diocese of Minna said in a statement shared by the Nigeria Catholic Network said that may the soul of very Reverend Father Isaac Achi and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in perfect peace.

It is no doubt to say that his death has saddened many of his loved ones and his well-wishers. No one seems to believe the fact that he has passed away and taking to social media, they are expressing their sadness. Keep following Social Telecast for more updates and the latest news. Stay tuned with us!


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