Maiduguri, 13 July, 2021 / 9:36 pm (ACI Africa).
The member of the Clergy of Maiduguri Diocese who had been abducted June 30 and freed nine days later is “generally responding well to medication,” a Clergy of the Nigerian Diocese has told ACI Africa in an interview.
Suspected Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgents reportedly abducted Fr. Elijah Juma Wada along Damboa Maiduguri road in Borno State a day after he had left his Parish of St. Paul Catholic Buma where he is the Father in Charge.
In the Tuesday, July 13 interview, the Secretary of Maiduguri Diocese, Fr. John Bakeni told ACI Africa, “Fr. Juma regained his freedom on Thursday (July 8) last week after he escaped from his captors.”
“We thank God for his faithfulness. Our God is alive and on the throne. He will never disappoint us especially in critical times,” Fr. Bakeni added.
Fr. Juma was not in a perfect medical condition when he secured his freedom, the Diocesan Secretary said, and added in reference to the freed Priest, “He has been evacuated to a safe area for medical attention but as we speak, he is generally responding well to medication.”