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Murdered Catholic priest: Niger govt to build new parish in honour of Fr Isaac Achi at Kaffin-Koro

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Niger State Government has disclosed plans to build a new Parish in Kafin-Koro in honour of late Rev. Father Isaac Achi, the Priest of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church, Kafin-koro..




Recall that bandits on Sunday burnt to death the Catholic priest in his residence in Kafin-Koro.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane stated this when he led a high-powered government delegation to Most Rev. Martin Uzoukwu, the Catholic Bishop of Minna at the St. Michael’s Catholic Cathedral, to commiserate with the Christian community over the incident.

Describing the exit of Rev. Father Achi at this time as painful, but consoled that his legacy of selfless service to humanity remains evergreen.


The SSG noted that the Priest was an exceptional Clergy who preached salvation and impacted positively to his followers everywhere he served.

He added, “the government will collaborate with the Catholic Diocese of Minna and other organizations in finding a lasting solution to insecurity which has become a major threat to lives and property of the citizenry in the state.”

The SSG then prayed God to have mercy on the soul of the deceased, give his immediate family, members of Catholic Diocese of Minna and the Christian community in the State the fortitude to bear the loss.


Earlier, the Catholic Bishop of Minna, Most Rev. Martin Uzoukwu, in his remarks described Rev. Achi as a gentle and peace loving Priest.

Matane was accompanied on the visit to the by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Yusuf Suleman Liman, Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Dr. Emmanuel Musa, Commissioner for Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Akilu Musa, Director General, Religious Affairs, Sheik Abubakar Mohammed Rabiu Beji and the Chairman, Paikoro Local Government Area of the state.

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