Catholic priest kidnapped by terrorsits in Zamfara

Suspected terrorists have abducted the Parish Priest of St. Raymond Catholic Church Damba, Gusau in Zamfara State, Revd. Fr. Mikah Suleiman. 

The priest was abducted from his rectory in the early hours of Saturday, June 22, 2024. 

The Acting Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Very. Revd. Fr. Nuhu Iliya, who confirmed the incident, urged Christian faithfuls to pray for his safe release. 

“With sadness in our hearts, we write to inform the general public of the kidnap of one of our priests, Revd. Fr. Mikah Suleiman. This sad event occurred at the early hours of today, Saturday, 22nd June, 2024 in the Father’s rectory. Fr Mikah is the Parish Priest of St. Raymond Catholic Church Damba, Gusau, Zamfara State,” the statement read. 

“We invite all Christ’s faithful and all men and women of goodwill to earnestly pray for his quick and safe release.

“We equally commend him to the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Priests, for his speedy release from the hands of his abductors.”