Kaduna, Nigeria, May 12, 2022 / 06:20 am
A Catholic archdiocese in Nigeria on Wednesday announced the death of a priest who was kidnapped in March.
Father Christian Okewu Emmanuel, chancellor of the archdiocese, said: “It is with a heavy heart, but with total submission to the will of God, that we announce the death of Rev. Fr. Joseph Aketeh Bako, which took place in the hands of his abductors between 18th and 20th of April 2022.”
“The fact of the circumstances leading to his death and the date of the incident have been carefully verified, hence this communication at this time.”