Bandits abduct Kaduna Catholic priest

Armed bandits have reportedly abducted a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Luka Benson Yakusak, in Ikulu Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The priest in charge of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Anchuna was said to have been kidnapped in his residence on Monday night.

In a statement, an Hausa Christian Foundation confirmed the incident, saying the priest was seized from his residence and whisked away to an unknown location.

The statement reads: “Barely two days that Rev Silas Y Ali an ECWA Pastor of ECWA Zonzon DCC was martyred (11/09/2021) by Hausa/Fulani Muslims at Zango Town, Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State another Catholic Priest of Anchuna Parish Rev.

“Fr. Benson Yakusak in Ikulu Chiefdom of Zagon Kataf LGA, Kaduna State, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen this yesterday’s night (13-09-2021).

“Join us to pray for God’s intervention concerning this God’s servant. We shall not lose this one to these evil people in Jesus Name. Amen!”

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