Just in: Catholic priest reportedly kidnapped in Kaduna

Just in: Catholic priest reportedly kidnapped in Kaduna

A catholic priest, Rev. Father John Bako Shekwolo, has been reportedly kidnapped in Ankwa, Kachia local government area of Kaduna state.

Daily Trust reports that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, March 25, near Kachia town.

Legit.ng gathered that the chancellor, Archdiocese of Kaduna, Reverend Father Daniel J. Kyom confirmed the incident in a statement signed and made available to journalists in the state.

He explained that the kidnapped priest was in charge of Saint Theresa Catholic Church, Ankwa near Kachia.

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“We regret to announce that one of our priests, Rev. Fr. John Bako Shekwolo has been kidnapped by unknown persons.

“As we ask for the prayers of the faithful of our Archdiocese and beyond for the quick release of Fr. Shekwolo, we appeal to the consciences of those who abducted him to kindly release him unharmed,” he said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that four Catholic priests who were abducted on November 6 by unknown persons in Delta have regained their freedom.

It was reported that the Nigeria police, Delta command, confirmed that the priests were rescued near Abraka, Ethiope east local government area of the state.

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