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BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen invade Kukah’s church, kidnap priests, others

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Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen early Wednesday broke into one of the parishes administered by Matthew Hassan Kukah, the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, POLITICS NIGERIA learned.

The attackers stormed St. Patrick Catholic Church at Gidan Mai Kanbu, in Kafur Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State, and abducted the parish priest and his assistant Rev. Frs. Stephen Ojapa, MSP, and Oliver Okpara and two boys in the house.

The Director, Social Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Fr Christopher Omotosho, confirmed the development, although the spokesman of the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo said he has not received any report on the incident.

There are several areas in Sokoto and Katsina States under frequent attacks by terror groups, known locally as bandits.

Over 42,000 people have reportedly been displaced as a result of repeated terror attacks in Sokoto state alone.

The violence in the northwest is another layer of insecurity in Nigeria.

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  1. THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU INJECTED YOURSEL INTO POLITICS WITH CASSOCK.

    It Would have served him better if he drops the cassock for Agbada and know that he prefers politics to the vineyard.

    BRINGING THE WORK OF GOD TO DISREPUTE IS DISGRACEFUL.

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