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Assassins kill Anglican cleric

Posted by Champion on 2006/01/29 | Views: 356 |

Assassins kill Anglican cleric


ASSISTANT Bishop of the Anglican Church in Bida, Niger State, Ven. Elijah Yisa was assassinated Tuesday night when he was shot in the head by two people in his residence in the church premises at about 10:20 p.m., he died on the spot.

ASSISTANT Bishop of the Anglican Church in Bida, Niger State, Ven. Elijah Yisa was assassinated Tuesday night when he was shot in the head by two people in his residence in the church premises at about 10:20 p.m., he died on the spot.

A close relation of the deceased, who pleaded anonymity, said the assailants had asked the cleric’s house-girl about his whereabouts.

The relation said the assailants told the assistant bishop they were after him.

The Bishop of the Bida Diocese of the church, the Rt. Rev. Jonah Kolo, declined to comment on the incident, saying: "We are holding a meeting now. Yisa’s body has been deposited at the General Hospital, Minna.

The Area Commander of the police force in Bida, Mr. Stephen Audu, confirmed the incident, saying two security men at the church premises had been arrested for interrogation.

Audu said the case had been transferred to the state police command for further investigation.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.