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Bandits abduct another Catholic priest in Zamfara

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the parish priest of St. Raymond Catholic Church Damba, Gusau, Zamfara State, Revd. Fr. Mikah Suleiman.

This was disclosed in a statement by the acting Chancellor of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Very. Revd. Fr. Nuhu Iliya.

He said the priest was abducted from his residence in the wee hours of Saturday.

The statement reads, “With sadness in our hearts, we write to inform the general public of the kidnap of one of our priests, Revd. Fr. Mikah Suleiman. This sad event occurred at the early hours of today, Saturday, 22nd June, 2024 in the Father’s rectory. Fr Mikah is the Parish Priest of St. Raymond Catholic Church Damba, Gusau, Zamfara State.

“We invite all Christ’s faithful and all men and women of goodwill to earnestly pray for his quick and safe release.

“We equally commend him to the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Priests, for his speedy release from the hands of his abductors. ”

Meanwhile, police authorities in Zamfara state are yet to react to the unfortunate development.

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