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Late  Fr. Joseph Akete Bako. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archdiocese in Nigeria Announces “with heavy heart” Death of Kidnapped Priest

May 11, 2022

Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna has announced the passing on Fr. Joseph Akete Bako who was kidnapped from the Archdiocese in March.

Fr.Joseph Akete Bako. Credit: Father Emmanuel Anyanwu

Mixed Signals as Nigerian Catholic Archdiocese Disputes Abducted Priest Murder Allegations

May 8, 2022

Conflicting reports have emerged describing the fate of a Catholic Priest who was kidnapped in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, with some sources alleging that the Priest has been tortured to death in captivity.    

Christian leaders in Nigerian State Decry Government Indifference to Train Attack Victims

Apr 30, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have expressed disappointment at the way their country’s government seems indifferent to the plight of the victims of the March 28 Abuja-Kaduna train attack. 

A demonstrator holding a sign during a protest against insecurity in Nigeria. Credit: Vatican News

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Push for Leaders “treating everyone with dignity”

Apr 7, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State are advocating for a leader who are keen to foster the dignity of everyone and “a true servant leader” ahead of the general elections scheduled to take place next year.

Kaduna State. Credit: CSW

Christian Entity Urges International Community to Pressure Nigeria after Kaduna Attacks

Apr 4, 2022

UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), is appealing to the international community to pressure the Nigerian government to be accountable for its failure to protect citizens of Kaduna State who are experiencing heightened insecurity. 

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Christian leaders in Kaduna, Nigeria, Implore “God’s comfort” for Victims of Train Attack

Mar 30, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have offered their prayers for the victims of the Monday, March 28 train attack.

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese. Credit: Kaduna Archdiocese/Facebook

Seek Divine Intervention to Insecurity Challenge During Lent: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

Mar 12, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has urged the people of God in the country to use the Lenten Season to seek divine intervention to the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation.

St. John’s Catholic Church located in Kudenda of Nigeria's Kaduna Archdiocese. Credit: St. John’s Catholic Church Kaduna

Catholic Priest Abducted in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese, Security Guard Killed

Mar 8, 2022

A Catholic Priest serving in Nigeria's Kaduna Archdiocese has been kidnapped by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, March 8 and his security guard killed.

Logo of Christ the King Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

All Three Seminarians Abducted from Nigerian Major Seminary Freed

Oct 13, 2021

The three Major Seminarians pursuing their studies in Theology in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese who were abducted Monday, October 11 after their seminary came under attack have been released, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese has confirmed. 

Entrance to the Christ the King Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese where three seminarians were abducted. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Major Seminary in Nigeria Attacked, Three Theology Seminarians Abducted

Oct 12, 2021

Three Major Seminarians pursuing their studies in Theology at a Seminary of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese were abducted Monday, October 11 after the Catholic institution came under attack, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese has confirmed. 

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Governors’ Hateful Utterances “not a good example for our people”: Nigerian Archbishop

Sep 24, 2021

The hateful utterances between two Governors in Nigeria are a cause for concern for a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation who has said such “confrontation” is not a good public show to ordinary people.

Fr. Benson Bulus Luka, freed Tuesday, 14 September 2021 after 24hours in captivity in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese. Credit: Kafanchan Diocese

Nigerian Catholic Priest Regains Freedom “barely 24 hours after his kidnap”

Sep 15, 2021

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who was kidnapped from his Parish residence in the Diocese of Kafanchan on Monday, September 13 has been freed.

Fr. Benson Bulus Luka, kidnapped from his Parish residence in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese on 13 September 2021. Credit: Kafanchan Diocese

Prayers Sought for “quick, safe release” of Catholic Priest in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese

Sep 14, 2021

Prayers are being sought for the “quick and safe release” of a Catholic Priest kidnapped from his Parish residence in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese.

Bishops of Nigeria’s Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province with the Chiefs of Kagoro and the Emir of Jama’a in Southern Kaduna. Credit: Archdiocese of Kaduna

Bishops of Nigeria’s Kaduna Province Deplore Religious Extremism, Urge “nobility of faith”

Aug 16, 2021

The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have bemoaned the heightened insecurity orchestrated by religious extremists in the West African nation and called on the people of God in the country to stand together and reclaim “nobility of faith.” 

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Burial of Murdered Nigerian Priest, Archbishop Prays for “repentance, conversion"

Jun 2, 2021

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese has, at the burial ceremony of Fr. Alphonsus Bello who was murdered May 20, invited the people of God in the West African nation to pray for  the conversion of the Priest's killers. 

Map of Nigeria showing the various states including Kaduna where 11 people including a Catholic Priest were recently kidnapped. Credit: Public domain

Catholic Priest among 11 people Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese

May 18, 2021

A Catholic Priest serving in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese is among eleven people who were reportedly kidnapped by bandits on the morning of Monday, May 17 in an incident in which eight people lost their lives. 

Fr. Habila Daboh - Rector of Nigeria's Good Shepherd Seminary / Fr. Habila Daboh

Nigeria’s Seminarians “more determined to study for priesthood” Since Murder of Colleague

Mar 27, 2021

A year after gunmen attacked the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Kaduna, kidnapped four Seminarians and later killed one of them, the Rector of the formation center says Seminarians there are “more determined than ever” in their journey to Priesthood.

The Zamfara Girls received at a State Government Building after their release / Courtesy Photo

Hundreds of Nigerian Schoolgirls Abducted Last Week Released Safely, Governor Confirms

Mar 2, 2021

The Nigerian schoolgirls who had been, last Friday, abducted from the Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS) Jangebe in Zamfara State within Nigeria’s Ecclesiastical Province of Kaduna, have been released.

Late Michael Nnadi / Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria

Nigeria in Need of Fearless Preachers of Gospel: Bishop at Late Seminarian’s Memorial

Mar 2, 2021

At the celebration of Holy Eucharist marking the first anniversary since Seminarian Michael Nnadi was murdered, the Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Minna Diocese has underscored the need for fearless preachers of the Gospel in the example of the late Seminarian.

Nigeria's Kaduna State and other neighboring states / Public Domain

Call for Prayer after Bandits Torch Church, Kill Three in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese

Mar 1, 2021

A Priest in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese has asked for prayers after the attack that saw bandits torch a Catholic church, kill three people, and kidnap another three over the weekend.