Two Reverend Fathers kidnapped

The news was disclosed by the Director of Communications, Fr. Chris Omotosho on Thursday via the Facebook page of Sokoto Diocese Catholic Church.

Last night (20/05/2021) at about 11:30pm, one of our parishes - St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church Malunfashi, Katsina state - was attacked by unknown gunmen. 2 priests were kidnapped - *Fr Joe Keke & Alphonsus Bello*. Fr Joe Keke the former parish priest, now in residence, is 75. Fr Alphonsus Bello (parish priest) is 33. 


This morning the body of Fr Alphonsus was found (lifeless) in the farmland behind the Catechetical Traning School, Malunfashi. The whereabouts of Fr. Joe Keke is still unknown. No contact has been made thus far.


As we pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Alphonsus, we also pray for the safety & release of Fr Joe Keke. 


Fr Chris Omotosho (Communications Director, Diocese of Sokoto).

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