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Gunmen Abduct Two Catholic Priests In Kaduna

10:47 Jul 16 2022 Kaduna State

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Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, have abducted two Catholic priests in the Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

The Catholic Priests, identified as John Cheitnum and Donatus Cleopas, were abducted on Friday, at Gure parish, Lere LGA.

The incident was confirmed in a statement issued on Friday night, by Emmanuel Okolo, chancellor of the Kafanchan Catholic diocese.

According to the statement, the priests were kidnapped shortly after they arrived the parısh rectory of Christ the King Catholic Church, in Yadin Garu, Lere LGA.

“We will use every legitimate means to ensure their quick and safe release.

“May Jesus crucified on the Cross, listen to our prayers and hasten the unconditional release of His Priests and all other kidnapped persons”, he said.

The development comes days after Emmanuel Silas, a Catholic priest, was abducted in Kauru LGA of Kaduna state.
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