The affiliation of the gunmen and the number of casualties are unknown at this time.
The Adamawa state governor said the attackers “must be brought to justice” while condemning the attacks.
Cheitnum served as priest at St. James Parish in Fori, Jema’a Local Government Area, according to the diocese.
The affiliation of the kidnappers is still unknown.
Last month, the Islamic State terror group released a video showing the execution of about 20 Christian civilians in Borno State.
USCIRF Commissioner Frank Wolf, a former member of Congress, stressed the importance of the IRF conference.
Those killed during the attack included women, children, and senior citizens.