A priest from St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Father Emmanuel Silas, has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.
The Chancellor, Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo, who reported the abduction via a statement, made it known that Rev. Fr Silas was kidnapped from the parish rectory in the early hours on Monday.
Okolo said the abduction was confirmed when he failed to turn up for morning Mass.
The statement read, “He was abducted from the parish rectory at St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“While we solicit for 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.”