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

 

It was gathered on Sunday that the priest, who was ordained as Catholic priest last December, was accosted by the hoodlums on Friday while on pastoral work.

 

Sources related that the hoodlums accosted Chime and asked him to release all the money he had on him.

 

One of the sources recounted,

“He told them that he did not have money. They collected his telephone and shot him in the leg, put him in the trunk of his car and drove away. When they got to former tollgate along Enugu-Onitsha Road, they dumped him inside the bush and zoomed off with his car. Through the special grace of God, he crawled out of the bush and called for help before. Those who saw him took him to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.”

 

The Communication Director, Enugu Catholic Diocese, Rev Fr Benjamin Achi, confirmed the attack but thanked God that he survived it.

 

Source: Raphael Ede