Suspected gunmen known as bandits on Monday abducted another Catholic priest, Father Emmanuel Silas of the St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
In a statement made available by the Chancellor, Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo.
The statement reads: “It is with great pain that we announce to you the kidnapping of our Priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Silas. The sad event is believed to have 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 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.
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“May Jesus crucified on the Cross, listen to our prayers and hasten the unconditional release of His Priest and all other kidnapped persons.”
It would be recalled that Reverend Father Vitus Borogo was killed last two weeks on his farm, while his brother was kidnapped by bandits.