Catholic priest kidnapped in Kaduna

A catholic priest, Rev. Father John Bako Shekwolo has been kidnapped in Ankwa, Kachia local government area of Kaduna state.

Daily Trust gathered that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday near Kachia town.

The Chancellor, Archdiocese of Kaduna, Reverend Father Daniel J. Kyom confirmed the incident in a statement signed and made available to journalists in the state.

He explained that the kidnapped priest was in charge of Saint Theresa Catholic Church, Ankwa near Kachia.


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“We regret to announce that one of our priests, Rev. Fr. John Bako Shekwolo has been kidnapped by unknown persons.

“As we ask for the prayers of the faithful of our Archdiocese and beyond for the quick release of Fr. Shekwolo, we appeal to the consciences of those who abducted him to kindly release him unharmed,” he said.

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