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Gunmen Kidnap Two Catholic Priests, Others In Katsina State

Two catholic priests at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, in Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State were kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be terrorists.

The victims were kidnapped when the gunmen broke into the rectory in the early hours of Wednesday May 25.

It was gathered the parish priest Rev. Fr. Oliver Okpara, his assistant, Rev. Fr. Stephen Ojapa and two boys were the victims.

The Director, Social Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Fr Christopher Omotosho, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday morning, said the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto is under attack and no information has been gotten as to the whereabouts of the kidnappers.

He said:

“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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