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How Abducted Catholic Priest Died in Kidnappers’ Hands

The sad news of the passing of a Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Joseph Akete Bako, has been confirmed to worshippers at the St. John Catholic Church, Kudenda, Chikun Local Government Area, LGA of Kaduna State.

The Catholic Priest died in the hands of his kidnappers, owing to the reason that he was reportedly ill when he was abducted from his residence in the state on March 8, 2022.

After spending over a month in the abductors den, the forty-eight-year-old Catholic Priest could not access his medications and reportedly passed on from health complications.

In a statement issued by the Chancellor, Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Rev. Fr. Christian Okewu Emmanuel, the one who confirmed the death of his colleague, spoke on the issue and revealed that the late priest had died between April 18 and 20, 2022.

The Chancellor further reiterated that the deceased cleric was sick before the incident, noting that the abductors did not allow him to take his drugs.

Catholic Priest Witness Brother Die

Reverend Father Emmanuel also revealed that the late priest’s brother “was killed there in his presence and after his brother was killed, his condition worsened and he died. We have not recovered his corpse but we have confirmed his death. People who were kidnapped together with him saw him die.”

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