8 suspected killers of Catholic seminarian Na’aman Stephen arrested

Catholic seminarian Na’aman Stephen

A special military taskforce Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) said it has arrested the suspected killers of Na’aman Stephen, a Catholic seminarian.

Spokesman of OPSH Capt. James Oya disclosed this while addressing reporters on Friday in Jos.

Na’aman was killed on September 7 when gunmen attacked the rectory of St Raphael Catholic Church, Fadan-Kamatan of Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The seminarian lost his life after the gunmen set the rectory ablaze following a failed attempt to kidnap the two priests working in the parish.

According to Oya, “Among these suspects are those in connection with the murder of Mrs Dorathy Jonathan on Sept. 1 at Afana Village in Zango Kataf.


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“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 death of Na’aman Stephen, a seminarian serving at the parish.

“The swift response of our troops rescued Rev. Frs. 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 spokesman said that 31 weapons of various categories were recovered during the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects.