Kafanchan, 08 September, 2023 / 2:15 pm (ACI Africa).
A Seminarian in Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan is missing after the Parish house he was in was set ablaze in a suspected kidnapping incident.
A Priest who does not mention his name is seen recording the Thursday, September 7 incident as St. Raphael Fadan Kamantan Catholic Parish house goes up in flames and billows of smoke.
In the video that is making rounds on social media, the Catholic Priest says that he, together with the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese, Fr. Emmanuel Okolo were lucky to escape; he expresses concern about the whereabouts of the Seminarian only identified as “Naaman” in the video.
“Fr. Okolo and I are out of the house. It is brother Naaman whose whereabouts we don't know. Whether he’s there in the flames or they have taken him, or he has escaped we don't know,” the Priest says.
He notes that bandits attacked the Parish on the night of September 7, and adds, “This is the situation at Fadan Kamantan. The Parish house has been set ablaze by the bandits that attacked us some minutes to 8 p.m. We were able to escape.”