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Enugu Catholic Priest Attacked By Unknown Gunmen



Unknown gunmen gunmen have attacked a priest with the Enugu Catholic Diocese, Rev Fr Bartholomew Chime, and shot his leg.

POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that the hoodlums accosted Chime while on duty last Friday and reportedly asked him to release all the money he had on him. He told them he had no money, prompting the gunmen to shoot him in the leg and put him in the trunk of his car. They then drove away.

He was dumped along Enugu-Onitsha Road, and his vehicle taken away.

Rev Fr Bartholomew Chime speaking to an audience
Meanwhile, the Communication Director, Enugu Catholic Diocese, Rev Fr Benjamin Achi, confirmed the attack but thanked God that Rev Fr Chime survived it.

Achi, who lamented the high rate of insecurity in Enugu State, tasked political leaders and security agencies to live up to their responsibility of securing lives and the properties of the citizens.

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