Fr. Alphonsus Bello

Fr. Joe Keke who was released June 3 after spending two weeks in captivity. Credit: Fr. Chris Omotosho

Nigerian Catholic Priest Regains Freedom Days after His Colleague is Laid to Rest

Jun 3, 2021

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who was kidnapped alongside slain Fr. Alphonsus Bello when St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Parish of Sokoto Diocese was attacked on May 20 has been released.

Late Fr. Alphonsus Bello (right) whose lifeless body was found in a farmland near the St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church Malunfashi, Katsina State within Nigeria's Diocese of Sokoto. The whereabouts of Fr. Joe Keke (left) is still unknown after gunmen attacked their parish on 20 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Priest Found Murdered Hours after Parish Attack, Another Missing

May 21, 2021

Hours after gunmen attacked a Catholic Parish in Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese, kidnapping two Priests, one of them has been found murdered, Clerics in the Diocese have confirmed.