Rev. FR Paul Offu. Image Courtesy: Facebook

The Enugu State Police Command has said it has arrested some suspected killers of Enugu State Catholic priest, Rev Fr Paul Offu.

The state Commissioner of Police, Sulieman Balarabe, confirmed the arrest to journalists in Enugu, on Saturday.

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Balarabe, who said the suspects were reportedly arrested by the police, refused to disclose the number of suspects arrested.

However, the number of the suspects arrested could not be ascertained as of the time of filing the report.

Concise News reports that Offu was killed along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu Local Government Area of the state on Thursday night.

His killing came barely five months after Rev Fr Clement Ugwu, the parish priest of St Mark Catholic Church, Obinofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state was killed.

Offu’s killing on Friday sparked a protest by Enugu Diocese priests, calling for the government to protect life and property in the state.