Gunmen Invade Catholic Church, Kidnap Priests, Two Others

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Rt. Rev (Dr) Matthew Hassan Kukah

Gunmen on Wednesday morning, kidnapped two priests and two others in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The Director, Social Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Fr Christopher Omotosho, confirmed the development on Wednesday morning.

TheFact Nigeria gathered that St. Patrick is one of the parishes presided over by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan-Kukah.

Kukah’s Sokoto Diocese covers Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi States.

Fr. Omotosho said the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto is under attack and no information has been gotten as to the whereabouts of the abductees.

According to him, “As at midnight of today, 25th May, 2022, gunmen broke into the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, Kafur LGA of Katsina State.

“The parish priest and his assistant Rev. Frs. Stephen Ojapa, MSP, and Oliver Okpara and two boys in the house were kidnapped.

“No information as to their whereabouts. Kindly pray for their safety and release.”

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