Muhammed Abubakar Reporting
TERRORISTS have begun their onslaught again, burning down the parish house of Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church and suffocating a seminarian in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Police Command, however, said it has launched a manhunt for the attackers.
The marauders said to be in their large numbers stormed the Saint Raphael Parish at Fadan Kamantan, Kafanchan Diocese on Thursday night, setting the building ablaze alongside a vehicle parked in the premises.
The late seminarian, Stephen Danlami, reportedly died from the smoke he inhaled while groping to escape from the raging fire.
His colleagues inside the parish house were said to have successfully escaped.
Shortly after the incident, police authorities in the state said it had launched a manhunt for the assailants.
The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command Manir Hassan said the bandits stormed the worship centre in droves.
According to him, while the assailants could not enter the main building, they set the house on fire alongside a motorcycle and vehicle part on the premises.
The police spokesman corroborated eyewitness accounts that the victim died due to the smoke he inhaled while trying to escape from the burning building.
He said the terrorists stormed the church in droves, adding that when they could not gain access to the main building, they set the house ablaze alongside a vehicle and motorcycle parked on the premises.
He explained that Danlami died from the smoke he inhaled while trying to escape from the raging fire, while two other priests inside the parish house were able to escape from the raging fire.