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Abducted Kaduna Catholic Priest Dies In Kidnappers’ Custody


Abducted Kaduna Catholic Priest Dies In Kidnappers’ Custody

Reverend father of a Catholic Church in Kaduna State, Joseph Bako, who was kidnapped by bandits two months ago, has died in the custody of his abductors.

Thelagostimes recalls that Bako was abducted when gunmen invaded St. John Catholic Church, Kudenda in Chikun Local Government Area of the state on on March 8, 2022.

Channelstv reports that although the police authorities are yet to confirm the incident, the Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Reverend Father Christian Okewu Emanuel, announced his death on Wednesday.

According to the chancellor, Father Bako was ill before his abduction and the abductors did not allow him go with his drugs for proper medication.

In his reaction, the Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Reverend Matthew  Ndagoso, has sympathised with the family of the late clergymen over the incident.

He also commiserated with the entire Catholic community of St John Kudenda and assured them of his fraternal closeness and prayers.


Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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