The Police Command in Kaduna State, on Monday, March 25, 2019, confirmed the kidnapping of a Catholic Priest in the state by unknown gunmen.
The Police in a statement in Kaduna by the Police Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo on Monday, acknowledged that the Reverend Father was kidnapped by the gunmen at about 8.00pm at Ankuwa Village in Kachia Local Government Area, Kaduna State. The Police added that the victim was taken to unknown destination.
Sabo, however, remarked that a team of operatives from the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit has been promptly mobilized to the village on search and rescue operations for the priest and also to arrest the kidnappers.
The PPRO requested the public to assist the Police with relevant information that could lead to the rescue of the Reverend Father. He further enjoined the residents to support the Police in containing the menace of banditry and kidnapping in the state.