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Nigerian troops arrest 8 suspected killers of Kaduna Catholic seminarian

The Special Military Taskforce, Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, say they have arrested the suspected killers of Na’aman Stephen, a Catholic seminarian.

Capt. The Media Officer of OPSH, James Oya, disclosed this while addressing journalists on Friday in Jos.

Gunmen killed Na’aman when they attacked the rectory of St Raphael Catholic Church, Fadan-Kamatan of Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The seminarian was killed when the criminals set the rectory ablaze after a failed kidnap attempt on the two priests working in the parish.

According to Oya, among the arrested suspects were those who killed Dorothy Janothan in the Afana community of Zangon Kataf after they failed to have carnal knowledge of her.

His words:

”Among these suspects are those in connection with the murder of Mrs Dorathy Jonathan on September 1 at Afana Village in Zango Kataf.

”Also, these suspects involved in the attack and burning of St Raphael’s Catholic Church Fadan Kamatan on September 7 are also here.

”Recall that the attack led to the death of Na’aman Stephen, a seminarian serving at the parish.

“The swift response of our troops rescued Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo and Noah Monday, the parish priest and his assistant.

”On the whole, we have eight suspects in our custody who are arrested for committing the above crimes and also running a gun manufacturing factory in the area.”

The media officer said that 31 weapons of various categories were recovered during the operation, which led to the arrest of the suspects.

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