Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Suspected Bandits Kidnap Catholic Priest, Joseph Shekari, Murder Cook In Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Sunday night, kidnap a parish priest identified as Reverend Father Joseph Shekari.

The gunmen also killed one of his aides in an attack on Catholic parish located in Chawai, in the Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Although the police authorities and the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan are yet to confirm the incident, a resident of Kauru, said the priest returned from a thanksgiving service on Sunday night.

He was later kidnapped from his residence.

The source said that the gunmen also killed the Reverend Father’s cook, who is a secondary school student, before taking the priest away to an unknown destination.

The gunmen reportedly carted away an undisclosed amount of money from the priest’s house during the attack.

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