Bandits have abducted Rev. Father Gabriel Ukeh, the Parish Priest of St. Thomas Parish in Zaman Dabo Community, located in the Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. He was taken from the parish rectory in the early hours of Sunday.

In a press statement by on Sunday, the Vicar General (Pastoral), Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Kazah, said, “While we solicit for fervent prayers for his urgent and safe release, we equally condemn this act of incessant kidnappings for ransom of innocent and defenceless citizens of our communities, and we call upon the government to horn its security intelligence as we approach the celebration of Sallah.”

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He expressed assurance that the Church would collaborate with security authorities to secure the prompt release of the victim, urging everyone to refrain from taking matters into their own hands.

Additionally, he emphasized their commitment to employing all lawful methods to ensure the safe return of Rev. Father Gabriel Ukeh.

Upon contact, ASP Mansir Hassan, the Public Relations Officer for Kaduna State, assured that he would verify the incident and provide further information.