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Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Kaduna

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Revered father John Shekwolo, abducted in kaduna

A Revered father John Shekwolo,who is a Catholic priest in Kaduna State, North-west Nigeria, was on Monday kidnapped by armed men in Ankuwa, Kachia Local Government Area of the State.

Rev. Fr. John Bako Shekwolo is the Parish Priest of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Ankwa Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna state

The Chancellor of Kaduna Archdiocese Rev, Fr. Daniel Kyon who stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna, called on all faithful of the Church and beyond to join in prayer for the safe release of the priest.

The statement also appealed to the abductor of the priest to release him without any delay.

Mainwhile, the police spokesperson, Yakubu Sabo, said the cleric was kidnapped at 8 a.m on Monday when the gunmen went to his residence and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

He explained that a team of police officers were mobilised to the village.

“This with a view of combing the general area for possible rescue of the victim and arresting of the criminals.

The commissioner of police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, appeal to the general pubic to assist the police with relevant information that could help in curbing the menace of banditry in the state,” he said.

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