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Gunmen kidnap Catholic Priest in Kaduna

The tension that has gripped Kaduna State for some time now is yet to show any sign of abating.

This is because , some yet-to-be-identified gunmen, early Monday morning, abducted a Catholic priest, Rev. Father John Bako Shekwolo, in Ankwa, near Kachia town, in Kachia Local Government Area of the state.

Chancellor, Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Reverend Father Daniel J. Kyomm, disclosed he distressing news in a statement circulated to media houses in Kaduna, the state capital, Monday.

The statement reads:

“We regret to announce that one of our priests, Rev. Fr. John Bako Shekwolo has been kidnapped by unknown persons.

“As we ask for the prayers of the faithful of our Archdiocese and beyond for the quick release of Fr. Shekwolo, we appeal to the consciences of those who abducted him to kindly release him unharmed.”

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