Kaduna, 08 March, 2022 / 9:40 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest serving in Nigeria's Kaduna Archdiocese has been kidnapped by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, March 8 and his security guard killed.
In an interview with ACI Africa, a Catholic Priest in Nigeria who said he preferred anonymity confirmed the March 8 attack on St. John’s Catholic Church located in Kudenda area of Kaduna South local government area during which the Assistant Parish Priest managed to escape.
“Fr. Joseph Akete was abducted with his younger brother who visited him. The kidnap happened around 1:30 a.m. (Tuesday morning). Sadly his security guard was killed,” the Catholic Priest told ACI Africa.
The Priest added, “The security guard, identified as Mr. Luka, was killed but the assistant (Parish Priest) was able to escape.”
“The Archdiocese of Kaduna is yet to give any official statement,” the Nigerian Catholic Priest told ACI Africa about the incident that has been reported Tuesday, March 8.