Bandits Kidnap Catholic Priest In Kaduna


Bandits Kidnap Catholic Priest In Kaduna

June 9, 2024

Bandits have abducted the parish priest of Saint Thomas Catholic Church, in Zaman Dabo community, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Reverend Father Gabriel Ukeh.

Ukeh is said to have been kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday.

The Vicar General of the Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Reverend Father Emmanuel Kazah, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, solicited prayers for the immediate and safe release of the priest.

“While we solicit fervent prayers for his urgent and safe release, we equally condemn this act of incessant kidnappings for ransom of innocent and defenceless citizens of our communities, and we call upon the government to horn its security intelligence as we approach the celebration of Sallah.

“As we work with security operatives for his quick release, we wish to call on all to stay away from taking the laws into their hands. We will use every legitimate means to ensure that Fr comes back to us safe and sound.

“Through the intercessions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Priests and Religious, may Jesus the crucified hearken to our prayers and hasten the unconditional release of His Priest and every other abducted person,” the statement read in part.