Bandits in the early hours of Monday, whisked away with another Catholic priest from of St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, in the Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The victim, Reverend Father Emmanuel Silas, was abducted from the parish rectory of the church.
The Chancellor, Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo, who confirmed the incident, in a statement issued on Monday, solicited prayers for the abducted priest.
“It is with great pain that we announce to you the kidnapping of our Priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Silas. The event occurred in the early hours of July 04, 2022, when he could not turn up for morning Mass.”
“He was abducted from the parish rectory at St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, in the Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State,” he said.
“We solicit an intense prayer for his quick and safe release. We equally wish to call on all and sundry to refrain from taking the laws into their hands.”
“We will use every legitimate means to ensure his quick and safe release.”
“May Jesus crucified on the Cross, listen to our prayers and hasten the unconditional release of His Priest and all other kidnapped persons.”
This kidnap comes less than a week after the remains of the slain Reverend Father Vitus Borogo, also a Catholic priest, killed by terrorists on his farm, were buried in the state capital on Thursday.
Borogo was killed on June 25, 2022, while his brother, CY Borogo was kidnapped by his abductors.