Terrorists in Kaduna State have reportedly kidnapped the Catholic Priest of St. Bernard, Idon Gida Parish, Reverend Father Abraham Kunat.
It was, however, learnt that the incident took place at St. Mulumba, Krumin Sara, Kachia Local Government Area of the state.
The State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Joseph Hayab, confirmed the incident to newsmen in state capital.
The incident, it was gathered happened at about 12:30 am on Tuesday.
Also, the Chancellor, Archdiocese of Kaduna, Rev. Fr. Christian Emmanuel, in a statement made available to journalists, said, “I write to inform you of the abduction of one of our priests, Rev. Fr. Abraham Kunat, the Parish Priest of St Bernard, Idon Gida, on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at about 12:30am.
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“The incident took place at St Mulumba, Kurmin Sara, Kachia LGA, where Fr Kunat had been residing all along due to the insecurity situation.
“We solicit for the prayerful support of the faithful and indeed all men and women of goodwill that God Almighty will take control of the situation. preserve our priest, and bring him back to us in peace.”
Hayab described the situation as sad, noting that the said priest was picked up by the hoodlums at Kurmin Sara area of Kachia LGA.
He said, “It is a sad situation because he is the priest of Idom but was picked at his village Kurmin Sara in Kachia LGA. It’s a very sad situation because many things are happening in the state unreported.
“A lot needs to be done to secure the residents from criminal elements terrorising the people across the state.”
As of the time of filing this report, neither the state government nor the state police command had confirmed the attack.
The state Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, when contacted on the telephone, did not take his call nor respond to a text message sent to him by one of our correspondents in the state.
There was an indication that his line was engaged.