The Imos State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo in Orlu Catholic Diocese, Imo State.

The state Police Commissioner, CP, Mr. Chris Ezike, said that the body of the priest was found within his area of jurisdiction in Orlu.

Following the report by the church that a priest had been missing, the police sprang into action but discovered his dead body 24 hours later.

The other priests in the church had since identified the body as police continue to search for his killers.