The Catholic diocese of Enugu announced this via its official Facebook page, blaming the incident on suspected herdsmen.
The priest was until his death the parish priest of St. James the Great parish, Ugbawka.
The sad incident comes less than a month after another priest was killed by yet-to-be-identified people in the state.
Ikechukwu Ilo was attacked and seriously injured by kidnappers who opened fire on him after he refused to stop his car.
It also comes months after another priest, Clement Ugwu, was killed by armed men while returning from a meeting in Ezeagu local government area.
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