AN UNKNOWN masked criminal has attacked two Catholic nuns from Saint Barbara Parish in Itezhi-tezhi District of Central Province after attempting to break into their convent on Sunday night.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo disclosed in a statement that when the sisters caught the suspect attempting to break in one of the apartments, he hit them with an iron bar and both of them sustained deep cuts on the forehead, head and eye.

“Police in Itezhi-tezhi of Central Province are looking for a criminal behind the attack of two Catholic nuns of St Barbara Itezhi-tezhi Parish in Itezhi-tezhi District. Police in the area received a report of aggravated assault with intent to steal from the victims identified as Sr. Akuffor Assumptor, aged 48 years, and Sr. Matildah Mulenga, aged 57 years, both of Saint Barbara Parish in Kataba Township in Itezhi-tezhi District that they were attacked at their convent by a masked male person, who wanted to steal from them,” narrated Katongo.

“Sister Mulenga Matilda sustained a deep cut on the forehead and injuries on the eye, while Sister Akuffor Assumptor sustained a deep cut on the head after being hit by the criminal using an iron bar. This happened when the victims found the criminal attempting to break into Sister Mulenga’s apartment. The incident occurred on 24th August, 2020, at around 21:00 hours at Kataba Parish connivent house Itezhi-tezhi. The victims were rushed to Itezhi-tezhi District Hospital for medical attention.”