Kidnapped Kaduna Catholic priest regains freedom

Rev. Fr. Gabriel Ukeh, the Catholic Priest of St Thomas Parish, Zaman Dabo in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has been released barely 24 hours after his abduction.

The Director of Communications, Rev. Fr. Okafor Tochukwu, announced the priest’s safe release on Monday night in a statement obtained by News24 Nigeria in Kaduna.

Rev. Ukeh was kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday from the Parish Rectory. According to the statement, he was happily welcomed back to his parish community around 9 p.m. on Monday.

“We acknowledge and appreciate the kind and prayerful support of all and sundry who worked round the clock to make this a reality,” Rev. Fr. Okafor stated.

The safe return of Rev. Ukeh has brought relief and gratitude to his parish and the broader community, highlighting the challenges of security in the region.

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