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Catholic priest declared missing in Abuja


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A Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Samson Emokhidi, under the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, has gone missing in the Federal Capital Territory after leaving his residence on October 1, 2023.

This was confirmed in a statement made by the Archdiocese, and addressed to “All Priest, Religious and Lay Faithfuls” stated that the priest disappeared ‘without any trace’ and has not been seen nor heard from ever since.

The statement which was signed by the Chancellor of the Archdiocese, Fr Sam Tumba, stated that the matter has been reported to the local civil authorities who have initiated an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

It also called on any individual with useful information on the whereabouts of the priest to contact the Chancery or the security operatives.

“This is to inform the entire Archdiocese family about our brother and Priest Rev. Fr. Samson Emokhidi, who left the house on Sunday 1st October, 2023 at about 20.45pm.

“He left without any trace and has not been seen or heard from since then.

“The matter has been reported to the civil authorities who have since commenced investigations.

“The Archbishop and the Auxiliary Bishop request that we remember him in our prayers and if anyone has useful information regarding his whereabouts to kindly contact the Chancery.

“Thanking you in anticipation of your cooperation in this sensitive matter. Praying God to bless you and your work,” the statement said

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