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Terrorists Kidnap Two Catholic Priests In Kaduna

Two priests of the Catholic Church have been kidnapped by terrorists in Kaduna State.

The two priests, Reverend Father John Cheitnum and Reverend Father Donatus Cleopas were reportedly abducted on Friday evening in Jere Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

This comes less than two weeks after another priest, Reverend Father Emmanuel Silas, was kidnapped by terrorists from the parish rectory of Saint Charles Catholic Church, Zamina in Kauru LGA.

The Chancellor of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Reverend Father Emmanuel Okolo in a statement, said the two priests were kidnapped around 5pm on Friday while they were on pastoral duty at the rectory of Christ The King Catholic Church, Yadin Garu.

The Catholic chancellor prayed for the safe and quick return of the abducted priests and urged members of the Catholic community in Kafanchan to remain law abiding and prayerful.

The police in Kaduna had yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report.

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