The parish priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Silas, St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was kidnapped by terrorists in the early hours of Monday.
This was coming a few days after the burial of Rev. Fr. Vitus Borogo, who was killed by terrorists on his farm in Kujama, along Kaduna-Kachia Road on Saturday, June 25, 2022, and was laid to rest on June 30, 2022 in Kaduna.
In a statement made available to journalist on Monday, the chancellor, Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, confirmed the development.
“It is with great pain that we announce to you the kidnapping of our priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Silas. The event occurred in the early hours of July 04, 2022, when he could not turn up for morning Mass,” the statement reads.
“He was abducted from the parish rectory at St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“We solicit an intense prayer for his quick and safe release; we equally wish to call on all and sundry to refrain from taking the laws into their hands. We will use every legitimate means to ensure his quick and safe release.
“May Jesus, crucified on the Cross, listen to our prayers and hasten the unconditional release of His Priest and all other kidnapped persons.”
The police is yet to respond to this case as at the time of this report.