Abducted Kaduna Catholic priest regains freedom
Less than 24 hours after being kidnapped by some armed men, the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Kaduna State, has confirmed the release of Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Silas.
Silas was abducted early on Monday morning from the parish rectory at St. Charles Catholic Church in Zambina, Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Chancellor of the Diocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo, expressed his gratitude to everyone who prayed for the priest’s speedy release in a statement.
“With hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praises as we announce the return of our brother, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Silas.
“He was abducted by armed persons from the parish rectory at St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, in Kauru Local Government Area, in the early hours of Monday, July 4th 2022,” the statement read.