Abducted Katsina Catholic priests regain freedom

Four Catholic priests abducted by gunmen in Katsina State have regained their freedom.

The Director, Social Communication, Sokoto Diocese, Fr. Chris Omotosho, confirmed the development in a statement late Sunday.

The statement read, “With hearts full of joy, we announce that our brethren, Fr. Stephen Ojapa, Fr. Oliver Okpara, Mr Hassan Hassan and Ms. Ummie Hassan, who were abducted by gunmen at midnight of May 25, 2022, in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, Kafur LGA of Katsina State, have all gained their freedom.”

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