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Catholic Priest Revd. Fr. Mikah Suleiman abducted in Zamfara

Fr. Mikah-Suleiman

Fr. Mikah-Suleiman

Revd. Fr. Mikah Suleiman, the parish priest of St. Raymond Catholic Church Damba, Gusau, Zamfara State, has been abducted by bandits.

Father Mikah Suleiman was kidnapped in the early hours of Saturday at his residence in the Damba area of Gusau, the acting Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Very. Revd. Fr. Nuhu Iliya said in a statement.

“With sadness in our hearts, we write to inform the general public of the kidnap of one of our priests, Revd. Fr. Mikah Suleiman. This sad event occurred in the early hours of today, Saturday, 22nd June 2024 in the Father’s rectory. Fr Mikah is the Parish Priest of St. Raymond Catholic Church Damba, Gusau, Zamfara State,” the statement reads.

“We invite all Christ’s faithful and all men and women of goodwill to earnestly pray for his quick and safe release.

“We equally commend him to the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Priests, for his speedy release from the hands of his abductors.”

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Also, the spokesperson of Zamfara State Police Command, Yazid Abubakar confirmed the abduction to Channels Television.

He said though the incident was not reported to the police, the command has deployed a police tactical squad to rescue the kidnappers from his abductors.

“Yes, the incident happened early hour of today, the Reverend Father was kidnapped in his residence, we were not informed when the incident happened but what I gathered was that the man stays alone not in the church,” he said.

“We have deployed our Tactical squad to go after the kidnappers with the aim of rescuing the victim unhurt.”

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