It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Rev. Fr. Jude Chidiebere Egbuom.
Fr. Jude was murdered by gunmen in Nkwerre in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria, on the night of Monday, September 10, 2018. The attackers were reported to have made away with his vehicle. The gunmen equally murdered a young man whose identity could not be ascertained immediately. The man was said to be with the priest in his vehicle when the criminals struck. He was attacked around 8:00 pm when he went to a barber’s shop on Anara-Nkwerre Road in Nkwerre town. He reportedly resisted giving the car keys to his killers, which angered them. The cleric was immediately shot together with the other victim in his vehicle, while the criminals fled.
Fr. Jude Egbuom completed his S.T.L. at the Angelicum in 2015 and was until his death in charge of St Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Amucha, in the Njaba LGA of the state.
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