Kaduna, 11 November, 2022 / 7:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna in Nigeria is seeking spiritual solidarity towards the safe release of Fr. Abraham Kunat who was kidnapped from a Church residence in the early hours of Tuesday, November 8.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Archdiocese announces the Catholic Priest’s kidnapping, saying, “I write to inform you of the abduction of one of our Priests, Rev. Fr. Abraham Kunat, the Parish Priest of St Bernard, Idon Gida, on Tuesday, 8th November, 2022, at about 12:30am.”
Fr. Christian Okewu Emmanuel adds, in reference to the abducted Catholic Priest, “The incident took place at St Mulumba, Kurmin Sara, Kachia LGA, where Fr Kunat has been residing all along due to the insecurity situation.”
“We solicit for the prayerful support of the faithful and indeed all men and women of goodwill that God Almighty will take control of the situation, preserve our Priest, and bring him back to us in one piece,” Fr. Okewu implores.
Nigeria has been struggling with violence from gangs who kidnap for ransom and sometimes kill their abductees.