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Breaking: Gunmen Kidnap 2 Catholic Priests, 2 Others In Katsina

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Breaking: Gunmen Kidnap 2 Catholic Priests, 2 Others In Katsina


BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto

Yet to be apprehended terrorists also identified as gunmen Wednesday midnight 25th of May, 2022 broke into the Rectory of St Patrick Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State and kidnaped 2 of the Reverend Fathers as well as 2other boys from the house.


The terrorists are yet to make any demand or communicate to the Catholic Diocese at the time of filing this report.


A statement by Father Chirs Omotosho, the Sokoto Catholic Diocesan Director of Social Communications however urged the public to pray for their safety and return. 


Father Chris pathetic statement read, “As at midnight of today, 25th May, 2022, gunmen broke into the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, Kafur LGA of Katsina State.

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” The parish priest and his assistant Rev. Frs. Stephen Ojapa, MSP, and Oliver Okpara and 2 other boys in the house were kidnaped.

“No information as to their whereabouts. Kindly pray for their safety and release”. 
It will be recall that only few months ago, some Priests of the Catholic Church in same Katsina State were kidnaped as well. 

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