NEWS BRIEFING: Yet another Nigerian priest is kidnapped

Father Mikah Suleiman, the parish priest of St Raymond Damba Church in Damba, Gasau, Zamfara State was abducted in the early hours of Saturday (22nd June).

The chancellor of Sokoto Diocese, Father Nuhu Ilya, released a statement shortly after the kidnapping, which Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper attributed to terrorists.

“With sadness in our hearts, we write to inform the general public of the kidnap of one of our priests Revd Fr Mikah Suleiman…

“We invite all Christ’s faithful and all men and women of goodwill to earnestly pray for his quick and safe release.

“We equally commend him to the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of priests, for his speedy release from the hands of his abductors.”