The catholic priest, Rev. Fr. who was abducted by gunmen in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State Monday by terrorists have been released by his captors.
He was abducted at his residence at the parish rectory at St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, Kauru LGA.
However, in a statement on Tuesday, the Chancellor of the Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo, said the priest was freed around 9.00pm Monday.
The statement reads: “With hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praises as we announce the return of our brother, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Silas, who was abductedby armed persons from the Rectory at St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina in
Kauru Local Government Area, Kaduna State, at the early hours of today, 04″ July,
“Barely 24 hours after his abduction, Fr. Emmanuel Silas was released around 9.00pm today, 4″ July, 2022.
“We want to thank all those who have offered prayers and entreaties for the quick
release of our Priest and others who are still in the dens of their kidnappers.
“We pray God to hasten the release of those who are still in the hands of their captors.
“All our Priests are directed to kindly celebrate Mass of “Thanksgiving to God
tomorrow, 5″ July, 2022 for the quick release of Fr. Emmanuel Silas.
“May Our Lady of Gudalupe intercede for us and all those that are still in captivity!”