The Kaduna State police command has said that it is working with the military to secure the release of Reverend Father Anthony Dawa and three other victims who were kidnapped in Kaduna on Tuesday.
Daily Trust reports that gunmen suspected to be kidnappers invaded Saint Pius Catholic Church Kushe Makaranta in Kagarko Local Government Area of the state and abducted the priest, the wife and son of the catechist of the parish and one other person identified as a domestic staff.
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The police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, while confirming the kidnap of the victims to our correspondent, said the police was collaborating with military personnel in the area to secure their release.
However, the Archbishop of Kaduna Diocese, Most Reverend Matthew Man-sos Ndagose, in an interview with newsmen explained that the bandits abducted Rev Fr. Anthony Dawa at his father’s house while the catechist’s wife and son were kidnapped in their house located around the church.
He said that the kidnappers had not demanded any ransom.
The cleric lamented the growing insecurity in the country which he said had led to the death of many innocent citizens while several others are living in fear. He however appealed to security agencies to facilitate the immediate rescue of the kidnapped victims.
He also called on the government to step up its responsibilities of protecting the lives and properties of the citizens.