By Abiodun OBA
Two Catholic priests, Frs. Kenneth Kanwa and Jude Nwachukwu of the Saint Vincent de Paul Fier in Kwande, Shendam Diocese of Plateau State, have been abducted.
The priest was kidnapped on Thursday last week by some people suspected of being gunmen, who whisked the two of them to an unknown destination before those within the vicinity could notice the incident.
The parish priest, St. John Mary Vianney, Kwande, Shendam Diocese, Fr. Cornelius Nweke, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, enjoined all Catholics to pray for the release of the priests.
The news of their kidnapping has been generating a lot of controversy and insinuation, but Fr. Nweke urged all parishioners to disregard all rumours and continue to pray for their safe return.
However, the spokesman of Plateau State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo, could not be reached for comment on the unfortunate incident as his phone was not going through.