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Gunmen Kidnap CAN Chairman In Plateau

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State, Rev James Kantoma has been abducted by gunmen. 

Kantoma who is also the Catholic priest in charge of St Anthony’s Parish, Angware community, was abducted at his house in the community by the gunmen on Sunday night.

The  State Chairman of CAN, Polycarp Lubo onfirmed the abduction of the cleric, describing the incident as sad.

Lubo said, “Since the gunmen took the Reverend Father away, we have not heard anything either from him or the abductors up till this morning. This is so sad. But we are praying for him that no harm will befall him wherever he is. But for how long shall innocent citizens continue to be kidnapped or abducted without anything being done to address the problem?”

According to the Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, Alabo Alfred, their men are already working towards rescuing the priest. 

Alabo said, “Our men are already working to ensure that the cleric regains his freedom and apprehend those behind the abduction.” 

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