Zaria, 25 March, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Prayers are being sought for the safe release of an abducted member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Zaria.
In a Friday, March 25 statement, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese says Fr. Felix Zakari Fidson who serves as the Parish Priest of St. Ann’s, Zango-Taman Parish was abducted on Thursday, March 24.
“We regret to officially announce and confirm the abduction of one of our Priests, Rev. Fr. Felix Zakari Fidson shortly after he left his residence at St Ann's Zango Tama ll on his way to the diocesan headquarters on Thursday, 24 March, 2022,” Fr. Patrick Adikwu Odeh says in the statement.
He adds, “We call on all men and women of Goodwill to pray for the safe release of Fr. Felix Zakari Fidson and others from the hands of their abductors, on this day of the solemnity of the Annunciation.”
“Through the intercession of our Lady, the Mother of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our mother, may our brother, Rev. Fr. Felix Zakari Fidson and others return to us safe and sound,” Fr. Odeh implores in the March 25 statement shared with ACI Africa.