Kafanchan, 15 September, 2021 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The Nigerian Catholic Priest who was kidnapped from his Parish residence in the Diocese of Kafanchan on Monday, September 13 has been freed.
“With hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praises as we announce the return of our Priest, Rev. Fr. Benson Bulus Luka,” the Chancellor of Kafanchan Diocese, Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu, says in a statement shared with ACI Africa Wednesday, September 15.
“Fr. Benson was abducted by armed persons from his residence at St. Matthew's Parish Anchuna, in Zango Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna State, on Monday 13 September, 2021,” Fr. Uchechukwu says, and adds, “Barely 24 hours after his kidnap, our beloved brother priest was released by his abductors.”
The Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese that is within the Ecclesiastical Province of Kaduna in Central Northern Nigeria expresses gratitude to all who offered prayers for the quick and safe release of the Priest.
“We want to thank all those that have offered prayers and entreaties for the quick release of our Brother Priest and others who are still in the dens of their kidnappers,” Fr. Uchechukwu says, and adds, “We pray to God to hasten the release of those who are still in the hands of their Captors.”