In the early hours of Wednesday, May 25, gunmen attacked one of the parishes under the watch of the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah.
According to the reports, the armed gunmen abducted two priests and two others in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Kukah’s Sokoto Diocese covers Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, and the Kebbi States.
The incident was confirmed by the Director, Social Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Fr Christopher Omotosho.
According to him, the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto is under attack and no information has been gotten as to the whereabouts of the abductees.
“As at midnight of today, 25th May 2022, gunmen broke into the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, Kafur LGA of Katsina State.
“The parish priest and his assistant Rev. Frs. Stephen Ojapa, MSP, Oliver Okpara, and two boys in the house were kidnapped.
“No information as to their whereabouts. Kindly pray for their safety and release,” Omotosho said.