Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Kaduna

A Catholic priest identified as Jeremiah Yakubu has been kidnapped in the Kauru Local Government of Kaduna State, North-west Nigeria. The news was officially announced by Emmanuel Okolo, the chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, during a statement to reporters in Kaduna on Monday. Mr. Yakubu, the parish priest of Holy Trinity, Kauru, was forcefully abducted from the parish rectory on Sunday, 11th June, around 11 p.m.

Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Kaduna

We share in the immense pain caused by the kidnapping of our respected priest, Jeremiah Yakubu, and humbly request fervent prayers for his swift and safe release. It is crucial for all individuals to refrain from taking matters into their own hands, and we assure you that every lawful means will be employed to ensure his immediate and secure return, as stated by Mr. Okolo.

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Regrettably, kidnapping for ransom has become all too common in the North-west and North-central regions of Nigeria. Kaduna State has particularly been severely affected by this issue. Religious leaders and innocent members of vulnerable communities have fallen victim to these abductions, resulting in some tragic losses of life and others being released after ransom payments.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeremiah Yakubu, his loved ones, and the entire community affected by this deeply distressing event.

Chidalu Glory

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