A Catholic priest, Rev. Father John Bako Shekwolo, has been kidnapped in Ankwa, Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The priest was kidnapped in the early hours of Monday near Kachia town.

This was confirmed by the Chancellor, Archdiocese of Kaduna, Reverend Father Daniel J. Kyomm in a statement made available to journalists in the state.

The statement read: “We regret to announce that one of our priests, Rev. Fr. John Bako Shekwolo has been kidnapped by unknown persons.

“As we ask for the prayers of the faithful of our Archdiocese and beyond for the quick release of Fr. Shekwolo, we appeal to the consciences of those who abducted him to kindly release him unharmed.”

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