Three people have been killed in separate attacks by bandits in Kamantan and Sabon Kaura in Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna state.
Both incidents were said to have occurred on Thursday night.
In Kamantan, the bandits invaded the residence of the Catholic Parish priest, killing Stephen Naman, a seminarian.
A resident of the area told NAN that the bandits invaded the parish in droves.
The priest, alongside his colleague, escaped from the house before the bandits arrived. Naman had hid in the toilet.
The resident added that the community repelled the attack and gunned down one of the bandits.
In a reprisal move, the bandits set the parish ablaze, with Naman consumed by the inferno.
NAN quoted sources as saying that Naman died from the smoke he inhaled while trying to escape.
“The bandits came in the night to kidnap the Parish priest in Kamantan,” NAN quoted the resident as saying.