24 February 2013

Tanzanian Police Offer Reward for Information On Priest Killings

Photo: Daily News
Insecurity threatening tourists in the islands (file photo)

Tanzanian police have offered a 20-million shilling ($12,300) reward for information leading to the capture of suspects in recent attacks on Catholic priests, Tanzania's Daily News reported Sunday (February 24th).

Father Evarist Mushi was shot and killed by unknown gunmen outside of his church in Zanzibar last week. Father Ambrose Mkenda suffered gunshot wounds in an attempt on his life on Christmas Day.

"We are determined to bring the criminals to justice and this is why a substantial reward has been offered to encourage those who have information leading to their arrest to assist us," said Zanzibar Police Commissioner Mussa Ali Mussa. Informants will remain anonymous, he said.

Mussa said a 5-million shilling ($3,000) reward would also be given to anyone with information leading to the arrest of a suspect involved in an acid attack on Muslim cleric Sheikh Fadhil Suleiman Soraga in November.

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