The chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okoloha has announced the release of The Catholic Priest of St Monica’s Catholic Church, abducted by gunmen on Sunday.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, it was announced that Rev. Fr. Joseph Shekari, was released at about 10.30 pm on Monday.

Okolo thanked everyone who offered prayers for the priest’s release and prayed to God for the repose of the soul of his cook who was killed during the attack.

He directed all priests of the diocese to celebrate mass of thanksgiving to God for the quick release of Shekari as well as mass for the dead for his departed cook.

Recall that gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked Ikulu Fari, a Catholic parish located in Chawai, in the Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna state and abducted Rev Fr Joseph Shekari.

His cook was reportedly killed when the marauders stormed the place at 11:30 pm on Sunday.


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