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Kidnapped Catholic priest in Zamfara released after two weeks

The pastor of St. Raymond Catholic Church in Damba, Gusau, Zamfara State, Mikah Suleiman, has been launched from the fingers of bandits who kidnapped him two weeks in the past.

Suleiman’s launch was introduced in a press release on Sunday, July 7, 2024, by the Director of Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Pascal Salifu.

The assertion stated: “We’re very happy to announce the protected launch of Father Mikah Suleiman, who was kidnapped on 22/06/2024.

‘We specific our honest gratitude to God for His safety and to all who’ve prayed and supported us throughout this troublesome time.

“Our thanks additionally go to the authorities and all these concerned in securing Fr Mikah’s launch. He’s presently receiving the mandatory care and help.”

Salifu urged folks to “proceed to maintain him of their prayers as he begins his restoration.”

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Yazid Abubakar, confirmed the kidnapping of the priest on Saturday, saying: “Sure, the incident occurred early within the morning right now, the Reverend Father was kidnapped from his residence. We weren’t knowledgeable when the incident occurred however what I gathered was that the person was alone and never within the church.

“We deployed our tactical workforce to trace down the abductors, with the intention of rescuing the sufferer unhurt.”

Moreover, the Performing Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Nuhu Iliya, had referred to as on the Christian devoted to wish for the “swift and protected launch” of the priest.

“We additionally commend him to the highly effective intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mom of Monks, for his speedy launch from the fingers of his captors,” Iliya stated.

In early June 2024, bandits kidnapped Father Gabriel Ukeh, chairman of St. Thomas Parish, in Zaman Dabo group in Zango Kataf Native Authorities Space of ​​Kaduna State.

The pastor was kidnapped from the rectory early Sunday morning.

The Vicar Normal (Pastoral), Emmanuel Kazah, made this recognized on Sunday in a press launch obtained by RexGists Metro.

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