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Six of my priests have been kidnapped,1 killed – Kaduna Catholic Bishop

 …Says, “Govt has failed woefully.”

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Most Revd Dr Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso

Six catholic priests have so far been kidnapped by bandits in Kaduna State. One of the priests was killed, one is over two-and-half years in captivity now and four regained their freedom, to the glory of God.

The Archbishop of Kaduna and Metropolitan Archbishop of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province (KEP), Most Revd Dr Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, made the assertion in an interview with journalists in Kawo Kaduna recently.

“I’ve six of my priests kidnapped, one is still in captivity for two-and-half years plus. One was killed in Malumfashi. But we thank God, we’ve four of them, who are back,” the Bishop said.

According to him, “Anybody can create hatred for seeing some people on the street and think that they look like kidnappers and start misbehaving towards them. And so, we have a duty to calm people down, and that is what we are doing now.”

On 2023, he attributed the problem to the impatient of Nigeria politicians, who would not settle down in office to work before talking of second term.

“The problem is that, some politicians, who are yet to settle down in office as governor, but begin to talk of the next election without working for people, who elected them. If you know you have preformed, you don’t even need the worry about your second term,” the Archbishop stressed.

On kidnapped Bethel Baptist students and others, he said they’ve ran out of ideas on what to talk on the innocent children in captivity.

According to him, the inability of leadership to protect lives and property of the citizenry, which is the primary responsibility of every government, shows that they have failed woefully.

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