Gunmen Kidnap, Kill Catholic Priest In Niger State

Rev. Father John Gbakaan Yaji, a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Minna, has allegedly been kidnapped and killed by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits in Tufa village along Lambata-Lapai road in Niger State.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that Rev. father Yaji was abducted on Friday night in Tufa village on his way back to his station after attending a church program and killed by the bandits.

It was learnt that the late Priest was kidnapped along with his younger brother whose whereabouts is not yet known.

Reacting to the development when contacted, the state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger State, Rev. Matthias Echioda described the kidnap and killing of the late Priest as unfortunate and painful.

According to him, “these attacks are unfortunate and we should not base them as religious but we should all come together to put an end to Banditry. And I know God who answers prayers will deliver us from the hands of the wicked”.


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