ACI Africa, Jun 14, 2023 / 09:00 am
Father Jeremiah Yakubu, who was kidnapped from his parish residence in Nigeria’s Diocese of Kafanchan on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 11, has regained his freedom, the diocese has announced.
In a statement shared June 13 with ACI Africa, CNA’s news partner in Africa, Father Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, the chancellor of the diocese, said: “With hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praises as we announce the return of our brother, Rev. Father Jerry Yakubu.”
Okolo said Yakubu was abducted “by armed persons” from the rectory of Holy Trinity Parish in Karku on Sunday evening. The diocese said he was released the next day, June 12.
“We want to thank all those who have offered prayers and entreaties for the quick release of our priest and others who are still in the dens of their kidnappers,” Okolo said in the statement, dated June 12.