Unknown Gunmen suspected to be Fulani bandits have kidnapped two Catholic priests in Kaduna State. According to information from our reliable source, it was leant that the two priests, Reverend Father John Cheitnum and Reverend Father Donatus Cleopas were abducted by Fulani bandits at Yadin Gura in Lere Local Government of Kaduna State.
In a statement on Friday night, signed by the Chancellor of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Reverend Father Emmanuel Okolo stated that Reverend Father Cheitnum is the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He added that the two priests were kidnapped on Friday, while on their way to a function at the Rectory of Christ the King Catholic Church in Yadin Gura. The Chancellor solicited intense prayers for the quick and safe release of the priests.
As of the time of filing this report, the bandits have not called to demand any ransom. Catholic priests in Kaduna have come under attack by armed bandits in recent times.
Reverend Father Vitus Borogo was killed two months ago while working on his farm at Kujama, also several other priest have been kidnapped in Kaduna state. The Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige did not pick his calls for confirmation of the incident.
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