The Priest of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church in Kafin-koro in Paikoro local government area of Niger State, Reverend Father Isaac Achi, has been burnt to death by terrorists.
The terrorists also razed the Catholic parish house and injured his colleague identified as Father Collins.
Reports said that the incident occurred around 3 am on Sunday.
The terrorists were said to have attempted to gain entrance into the parish house and in the course of having difficulty in gaining entrance set the parish house ablaze.
The colleague of Rev. Father Achi, Father Collins, was shot on the shoulder while trying to escape from the scene.
Niger Police Command confirmed the incident, stating that police tactical teams attached to Kaffin-Koro Division had been drafted to the scene.
Niger police spokesperson DSP Abiodun Wasiu said that before the police tactical team got to the scene, the terrorists had escaped.
He said that the corpse of Father Achi was recovered while Father Collins was rushed to the hospital for treatment.