Kafanchan, 14 September, 2021 / 4:27 pm (ACI Africa).
Prayers are being sought for the “quick and safe release” of a Catholic Priest kidnapped from his Parish residence in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese.
“It is with great pain that we announce to you the kidnapping of our Priest, Rev. Fr. Benson Bulus Luka,” the Chancellor of Kafanchan Diocese, Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu, says in a statement shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, September 14.
Fr. Uchechukwu explains, “The sad event occurred on Monday, September 13, 2021 at about 8.45 p.m. He was abducted from his residence at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Anchuna, in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.”
The Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese that is within the Ecclesiastical Province of Kaduna in Central Northern Nigeria calls for calm and urges “intense prayer”.
“While we solicit for an intense prayer for his quick and safe release, we equally wish to call on all and sundry to refrain from taking the laws into their hands,” Fr. Uchechukwu says.