ACI Africa, Jun 13, 2023 / 11:00 am
The Diocese of Kafanchan in Nigeria is calling for “intense prayers” for the safe and quick release of Father Jeremiah Yakubu, who was kidnapped on Sunday, June 11.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa, CNA’s African news partner, on Monday, the chancellor of the diocese announced “with great pain” the news of Yakubu’s abduction.
Father Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo said Yakubu, a priest from Holy Trinity Parish in Karku, was taken from the rectory at about 11 p.m. on Sunday.
“While we solicit for an intense prayer for his quick and safe release, we equally call on all to refrain from taking the law into their [own] hands,” Okolo said.