Maiduguri, Nigeria, Jul 13, 2021 / 17:01 pm
Fr. Elijah Juma Wada, a priest of the Diocese of Maiduguri who was abducted June 30 and held for nine days, is “generally responding well to medication,” according to the diocese’s secretary.
Suspected Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgents abducted Fr. Elijah Juma Wada along Damboa Maiduguri road in Borno state, a day after he had left his parish, St. Paul’s in Buma, where he is the Father in Charge.
Fr. John Bakeni, Secretary of the Maiduguri diocese, told ACI Africa July 13 that “Fr. Juma regained his freedom on Thursday (July 8) last week after he escaped from his captors.”
“We thank God for his faithfulness. Our God is alive and on the throne. He will never disappoint us especially in critical times,” Fr. Bakeni said.