Catholic priest dies in bandits’ custody after two months


Joseph Bako, a Roman Catholic Church priest, in Kaduna State, who was abducted by bandits two months ago, has died.

Father Bako was abducted by bandits on March 8, at his pastoral residence in Saint John’s Catholic Church, Kudenda in Chikun LGA.

The Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Reverend Father Christian Okewu Emanuel, confirmed his death to Channels Tv.

The Chancellor disclosed that Father Bako was ill before he was kidnapped about eight weeks ago and the abductors didn’t provide proper medication for him.

The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Reverend Matthew Ndagoso, also confirming his death, condoled with the family of the late clergymen over the incident.

He also sympathized with the entire Catholic community of St John Kudenda and assured them of his fraternal closeness and prayers.

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