Catholic priest abducted in Nigeria, parish says


The map shows the location of the northern state of Kaduna in Nigeria on July 5, 2022. (Google Maps)

Kano, Nigeria — A Catholic priest in Nigeria was abducted from his ministry in the town of Zambina in northern Kaduna early Monday, a local Catholic parish said on Monday.

It said that after waiting in vain for the parishioners to hold the morning mass, they went looking for Father Emmanuel Silas.

It is not clear who did the kidnapping.

Armed gangsters are rampant in northwestern Nigeria, robbing and kidnapping ransom. Violence is on the rise, and thinly stretched security forces often cannot stop the attack.

A recent kidnapping took place last week at a mine in Nigeria, northwestern Nigeria, after shooters kidnapped four Chinese workers with local employees and killed an unknown number of people.