Rev. Fr. Felix Zakari, the Catholic priest of St Ann’s, Zango Tama in Guma Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has been kidnapped by bandits.
Zakari formed part of those kidnapped by the marauding bandits during Thursday’s attacks on communities in the area.
His abduction was confirmed by the Chancellor, Catholic Diocese of Zaria, Rev. Fr. Patrick Adikwu Odeh, via a statement on Friday.
“We regret to officially announce and confirm the abduction of one of our Priests, Rev. Fr. Felix Zakari Fidson shortly after he left his residence at St Ann’s Zango Tama on his way to the diocesan headquarters on Thursday. 24’” March. 2022,” the statement read.
“We call on all men and women of Goodwill to pray for the safe release of Rr. Felix Zakari Fidson and others from the hands of their abductors on this day of the solemnity of the Annunciation.
“Through the intercession of our Lady, the Mother of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our mother. May our brother, Rev. Father Felix Zakari Fidson and others return to us safe and sound.”
Another Catholic Church priest, Rev. Fr. Joseph Akeke was on kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be bandits on March 7.
The incident happened at Kudendan community, in Kaduna State.