Another Catholic priest, Reverend Father Emmanuel Silas of the St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State has been kidnapped.
This sad development was announced by the Chancellor, Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo.
This is coming barely a few days after two catholic priests, Rev. Father Peter Udo and Rev. Father Philemon Oboh were kidnapped in Edo state.
Chancellor Okolo revealed in a statement on Monday that the priest was abducted from the parish rectory of the church in the early hours of the day.
“It is with great pain that we announce to you the kidnapping of our Priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Silas. The event occurred in the early hours of July 04, 2022, when he could not turn up for morning Mass. He was abducted from the parish rectory at St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, in the Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.”
“We solicit 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.”