Abuja, 24 November, 2020 / 10:05 pm (ACI Africa).
Prayers are being sought in Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese “for the quick and safe release of Rev. Fr. Dajo Matthew” who was kidnapped during the night of Sunday, November 22.
“Please join us and the Archdiocese of Abuja in praying for the quick and safe release of Rev. Fr. Dajo Matthew, who was kidnapped in a violent attack in the town where his parish is located, last night, November 22, 2020,” officials of Voice of the Faithful in Abuja Archdiocese say in a Facebook Post.
According to Fr. Kevin Oselumhense Anetor, Fr. Matthew “was picked up from his parish at St Anthony's Catholic Church, Yangoji, after armed bandits raided the community and shot sporadically for about 30 minutes.”
“The gunmen scaled through the fence of the Priest’s house, while others positioned themselves outside, before entering Fr. Matthew’s bedroom and whisked him away,” Fr. Kevin recounts.
He implores, “Please let us remember our Priest, Fr. Matthew and all other kidnapped fellows, that God will be their hope and rescue them from the savage situation.”