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Gunmen Assassinate Popular Anglican Priest In Imo State



Unknown gunmen have assassinated a popular priest of the Nigerian Anglican Communion, Rev Emeka Merenu, at Iheteukwa , Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.

It was gathered that the Anglican priest was killed on Tuesday morning over allegations that he brought in soldiers to secure the Church and School under his supervision.

A source told DailyPost that the killers had set the priest car ablaze after murdering him.

Everybody is sad at the moment and afraid for their lives.” he said.

The source explained, “Not only that he is from Nkwerre, he was the second runner up to the current Principal when they were looking for the current principal of St Augustine’s Grammar School, Nkwerre Imo State (SAGS).”

The late Rev Merenu hailed from Amorji Agbomori Village in Nkwerre.

Recall that another priest of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria, Rev Efe Urhogo, had reportedly slumped and died while preaching.

Naija News gathered that the priest was attached to the St John’s Anglican Church, Okpara Inland, Ethiope East Local Government Area in Delta State.

According to reports, Reverend Urhogo had slumped on Wednesday evening while preaching during the Anglican Youth Week programme.

Parishioners rushed the clergyman to the Eku Government General Hospital, Eku, where he was confirmed dead.

It was gather d that the remains of the late priest  have been taken to the morgue.

Source: Naija News

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