Kaduna, 18 May, 2021 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest serving in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese is among eleven people who were reportedly kidnapped by bandits on the morning of Monday, May 17 in an incident in which eight people lost their lives.
According to a Tuesday, May 18 media report, gunmen invaded Kadaje community in Kachia Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, which is covered by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, killed eight people, and kidnapped eleven others.
“The people of Kadaje of Kachia woke up early Monday with gunshots of bandits,” a source told Sahara reporters.
While the inhabitants of Kadaje “cried and called for help”, the source says that no one, including the military personnel who have been deployed in the region, came to their aid.
“We called and cried for help but it never came even with the presence of military formations. At the moment, 11 persons are missing while eight have died. A priest … is also missing,” Sahara Reporters have quoted the source as saying, adding that the attackers who murdered eight people “injured and abducted people with impunity” on May 17.