Abuja, 01 November, 2023 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has expressed concern about the whereabouts of a Priest in the Nigerian Metropolitan See who has been missing for a month.
Fr. Samson Emokhidi disappeared “without any trace” on October 1, the Archdiocese announced in a statement that was shared with ACI Africa on Wednesday, November 1, adding that nothing had been heard from the Catholic Priest.
“This is to inform the entire Archdiocesan family about our brother and Priest Rev. Fr. Samson Emokhidi, who left the house on Sunday 1 October 2023 at about 20:45 pm. He left without any trace and has not been seen or heard from since then,” the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Abuja, Fr. Sam Tumba, says in the statement.
Fr. Tumba adds, “The matter has been reported to the civil authorities who have since commenced investigations.”
“The Archbishop and the Auxiliary Bishop request that we remember him in our prayers and if anyone has useful information regarding his whereabouts to kindly contact the Chancery,” the Chancellor says in reference to Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama and Bishop Anselm Umoren respectively.