Zaria, 08 March, 2021 / 6:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Priest-in-Charge of St. Mary’s Parish of Nigeria’s Zaria Diocese that was razed last week under unclear circumstances has, in an interview with ACI Africa, recalled the damage, saying they lost “everything” that was in the Parish house.
“All our property, all my books for my studies are gone. Everything is gone,” Fr. Isek Augustine told ACI Africa in the Monday, March 8 interview.
Fr. Augustine who has been at the helm of the three-outstation Parish since October 2020 said he regrets the loss of various items including books that he had accumulated for 16 years in his area of expertise, Canon Law, which he studied in Rome.
According to the Cleric, the house that had the capacity to accommodate four Priests was torched at around 1.30 a.m. March 2, when he alongside his colleagues were away for their weeklong retreat at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre.