Nigeria: Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Kaduna State

Nigeria: Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Kaduna State

Abuja — Father Gabriel Ukeh, parish priest of St. Thomas Church, Zango Kataf Native Authorities Space, in Kaduna State, in northwestern Nigeria, has been kidnapped. The priest was taken prisoner by armed males who entered the rectory within the early hours of Sunday 9 June.

Father Emmanuel Kazah Faweh, Vicar Basic of the Diocese of Kafanchan, commenting on the information of the brand new kidnapping of a priest in Nigeria, mentioned: “Whereas we fervently pray for the protected launch of Father Ukeh as quickly as potential, we condemn the incessant kidnappings for ransom of harmless and defenseless residents of our parishes”.

“We name on the federal government to extend safety as we strategy the Eid al-Fitr,” continued the Vicar Basic, referring to the Islamic celebrations of the Eid al-Adha. The Vicar Basic of Kafanchan additionally appeals to the inhabitants to not resort to violence towards the bandits: “Whereas we’re working with the safety forces for the speedy launch of Father Ukeh, we wish to urge everybody to not take justice into their very own fingers. We are going to use all reputable means to make sure that Father Ukeh returns to us protected and sound.” “Might our prayers be heard by means of the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the priest, together with all the opposite prisoners, be launched quickly,” concluded Father Faweh.

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