Moses Ngugban in Agu village, Mbatyula/ Mbelev council ward, Katsina/Ala local government area in Benue.
A statement by Benue Police Public Relation officer (PPRO), Kate Anene, a DSP, confirmed the incident.
It explained the gunmen stormed the village around 7am on Tuesday.
An eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, said the gunmen launched an attack on St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Sai, Kastina-Ala LGA and killed the priest.
According to reports, the corpse has been deposited at General Hospital Kastsina-Ala while a joint operation by Police and other security agencies is on the trail of the hoodlums.