Monday 12 June 2023

Kaduna Catholic priest Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Yakubu abducted

A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Yakubu, has been kidnapped by bandits in Karku community of Karu Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Yakubu who is the parish priest of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Karku was abducted at about 11pm on Sunday 11th June, Chancellor of Kafanchan diocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo said in a statement on Monday

The statement indicated that Fr. Jeremiah was abducted from his parish rectory.

The statements reads, “It is with great pain that we announce to you the kidnapping of our Priest, Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Yakubu. The sad and ugly event occurred on Sunday 11th June, 2023 at about 11pm.

“Fr. Jeremiah who is the Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Parish, Karku, was abducted from the parish rectory in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“While we solicit for an intense prayer for his quick and safe release, we equally wish to call on all and sundry to refrain from taking the laws into their hands.

“We will use every legitimate means to ensure his quick and safe release. May Jesus crucified on the Cross, listen to our prayers and hasten the unconditional release of His Priest and all other kidnapped persons.”

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