July 18, 2024

Few days after a Catholic priest was abducted in Kaduna State, bandits have kidnapped the parish priest of St. Raymond Catholic Church Damba, Gusau, Zamfara State, Revd. Fr. Mikah Suleiman.

A statement signed by acting Chancellor of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Very. Revd. Fr. Nuhu Iliya, said the kidnapped priest was abducted from his residence in the early hours of Saturday.

The statement titled ‘Sokoto Priest Kidnapped’, reads in full : “With sadness in our hearts, we write to inform the general public of the kidnap of one of our priests, Revd. Fr. Mikah Suleiman. This sad event occurred at the early hours of today, Saturday, 22nd June, 2024 in the Father’s rectory. Fr Mikah is the Parish Priest of St. Raymond Catholic Church Damba, Gusau, Zamfara State.

We invite all Christ’s faithful and all men and women of goodwill to earnestly pray for his quick and safe release.

We equally commend him to the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Priests, for his speedy release from the hands of his abductors. ”

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