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Catholic Priest Kidnapped, Killed

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  • A Catholic priest has been abducted and killed in Niger State
  • His younger brother was also kidnapped

A Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Minna, Rev. Father John Gbakaan Yaji has allegedly been kidnapped and killed by bandits in Tufa village along Lambata-Lapai road Niger State.

How did the Catholic Priest lose his life?

The Rev father Yaji was abducted on Friday night in Tufa village on his way back to his station after attending a church program alongside his fellow priests and killed by the bandits.

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John Gbakaan Yaji

EveryEveryng gathered that the late Priest was kidnapped with his younger brother whose whereabouts is not yet known.

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Reacting to the development when contacted, the state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger State, Rev. Matthias Echioda described the kidnap and killing of the late Catholic Priest as unfortunate painful.

According to him, “these attacks are unfortunate, and we should not base them as religious, but we should all come together to put an end to Banditry. And I know God who answers prayers will deliver us from the hands of the wicked”.

However, efforts to get the state Police Command’s reaction failed as the Public Relations Officer, ASP. Wasiu Abiodun could not be reached as at the time of filing this report.

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