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Boko Haram kidnap Catholic priest in Borno

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A Reverend Father with the Catholic Dioceses of Maiduguri, Rev. Fr. Elijah Juma Wada, has been reportedly kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters.

The incident was said to have occurred along Damboa Maiduguri road in Borno State on June 30, 2021.

Though Maiduguri Diocese is yet to issue a statement on it, credible sources confirmed to The Nation the incident occurred when Fr. Wada was travelling from Buma Parish in Shani to Damaturu for the 10th anniversary thanksgiving Mass of his friend, Rev. Fr Yakubu Inda Philibus, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Damaturu.

It was also gathered Fr. Wada was to proceed to Maiduguri to relieve the Cathedral Administrator who is taking another role in the Diocese.

Sources informed the priest on arrival at Biu, instead of taking the Buratai/Buni Yadi road, mistakenly took the dangerous Damboa Maiduguri road.

Investigations revealed the kidnappers have established contact with the church authorities but much has not been done.

Credit: The Nation