West & Central Africa

UPDATE 28 AUGUST: Suspected Catholic Priest Killer Arrested

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Umaru Isa, one of the herdsmen that Killed a Catholic Priest and a pregnant woman

Suspected Fulani herdsman who attacked and killed a Catholic Priest, Lazarus Nwankwo and a pregnant woman, has been arrested and named as Umaru Isah from north eastern part of Nigeria. The Police in Enugu did not give details of how he was arrested or if Umaru has made any statement. 

The Enugu State Police command’s spokes­man, Mr Ebere Ama­raizu said, “The suspect, who claimed to be 20 years of age, said he came to Enugu from Gusau in Zamfara State to rear cattle, but has none to rear till now. Investigations are still on with a view to un­masking his gang,”.

Zamfara State, where Umaru comes from is an Islamic State that has instituted sharia law and where Muslim youths killed 8 people, mistaking them for Christian when they attacked a Christian convert on claims of blasphemy.