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Catholic priest kidnapped in northern Nigeria

Fr. Luka Benson Yakusak, parish priest of St. Matthew parish in Anchuna, in Ikulu Chiefdom, in the local government area of Zangon Kataf of the State of Kaduna, in northern Nigeria was kidnapped by armed men.

Agenzia Fides informs that the priest was kidnapped in the night of the 13th of September, by armed men who broke in his residence and took him to an unknown destination. A witness reports that the armed men broke into the priest’s residence around 7.30 pm.

It seems that so far the kidnappers have not yet made any requests to his family, friends or the local Church. The place where Fr. Luka Benson Yakusak was kidnapped is the birthplace of Bishop Matthew Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto.

Source: Agencia Fides

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