AFRICA/NIGERIA – A catechist was kidnapped as an alternative of a priest kidnapped final yr
Abuja (Agenzia Fides) – A catechist probably kidnapped by bandits who purpose to kidnap the priest of the Ikulu-Pari Catholic church in Santa Monica, Chawai Chiefdom of Kauru native authorities, Kaduna state in north-central a part of Abuja Nigeria. .
In line with Fides, criminals attacked the parish residence of Pastor Joseph Shekari at round 9:30 pm yesterday, January nineteenth. The bandits opened fireplace within the air and searched the congregation advanced, the church, the varsity, and the parish priest’s buildings. However to search for the priest who’s exterior the city residence. In line with eyewitnesses current on the scene, the criminals used stones to open the primary door of the home and fired. “They instantly entered the home and searched in every single place. They searched beneath the beds, within the closets, within the loos and within the kitchen,” the witnesses say. When the bandits couldn’t discover the priest, they caught the catechist Kefas Ishaya who was there and dragged him with them into the forest.
The catechist’s acquaintances tried to name him on his cellphone, however he didn’t reply.
br. Joseph Shekari was equally kidnapped on February 6, 2022. The bandits had really attacked the parish home late within the night (see Fides, 2/7/2022). The priest was later launched on 7 February (see Fides, 2/8/2022). (LM) (Agenzia Fides, 20/1/2023)
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