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Terrorists Abduct Catholic Priest, Eight Others In Kaduna Attack

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Terrorists on Tuesday abducted a Catholic Priest identified as Rev. Fr. Abraham Kunat and eight others in separate attacks in Idon, Kajuru Local Government Area and Oil Village, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, located near the Kaduna refinery

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State, Reverend Joseph John Hayab, confirmed the abduction saying a lot was happening in the state unreported.

The Chancellor, Archdiocese of Kaduna, Rev. Fr. Christian Okewu Emmanuel, in a statement made available to journalists ,said “I write to inform you of the abduction of one of our priests, Rev. Fr. Abraham Kunat, the Parish Priest of St Bernard, Idon Gida, on Tuesday, 8 November, 2022 at about 12:30am.”

Although details about the abduction of Fr. Kunat was still sketchy at press time, it was however learnt that the bandits invaded his residence in Idon at midnight on Monday and abducted him.

A resident of the area, who confirmed the incident said the bandits, numbering about 15, invaded the community.

He said the bandits snuck into the community and surrounded the residence of a widow, who had gone to buy something within the neighbourhood, but noticed some strange movements as she returned home.

The criminals were said to have swooped in on her and her children as she entered the house.

According to the resident, another widow, who also lived in the same compound, ran into the hoodlums as she returned home from a visit within the neighbourhood.

According to him, “The bandits came around 7:45pm on Monday and surrounded the resident of a widow. They were about 15 and they were well-armed. The widow went out to buy something within the neighbourhood. As soon as she entered her house, she noticed some strange movements.

“Suddenly, the kidnappers swooped on her and her three children in the house. Another widow, who also lives in the same compound, was returning home from a visit within the neighbourhood with her daughter and ran into them in the house as they didn’t know what was going on.

“Two of the bandits quickly left with the other widow and four children. At gunpoint, the bandits asked the widow to take them round the houses of people, who have cars and are rich in the community. They went to the first house, there was nobody. On their way to the next house, somebody, who was driving out of the community after dropping a friend, was attacked.

“They opened fire at the car as he was driving out and the man stopped and he was picked up. As they rushed at the man, the woman managed to escape into hiding. After getting the man, they entered another house and picked a mother and her two grown up children. The sound of gunshots on the car was what raised the alarm in the community.

“We ran into hiding. We called the Sabon Tasha Divisional Police Station, but the personnel came about two hours after the bandits had fled. Nine people were abducted, but one person escaped as they were crossing a river somewhere along Abuja road,” he added.

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