Insecurity: Kidnapped Catholic Priests, Two Others Regain Freedom After One Month

Insecurity: Kidnapped Catholic Priests, Two Others Regain Freedom After One Month

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By Habila Darofai

The two Catholic priests and two others who were abducted by unknown Gunmen suspected to be bandits at Saint Patrick Catholic Church Gidan Maikambo, Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State have regained freedom.

The Director of Social Communications, Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Chris Omotosho, confirmed the development of their release via a statement issued on Sunday.

Omotosho expressed gladness that the four victims are now freed and appreciated the support of the general public, their prayers, and encouragement during the trying moment of the church.

Recalled that Father Stephen Ojapa, Father Oliver Okpara, as well as Mr. Hassan Hassan and Ms. Ummie Hassan, were Kidnapped by gunmen at midnight of 25th May 2022 in the rectory of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The Catholic Diocese of Sokoto covers four northern states – Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, and Zamfara.

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