NIGERIA: Gunmen Abduct Yet another Priest in Jos

By Arnold Neliba

JOS, JUNE 14, 2022 (CISA) – Unknown gunmen have abducted Rev Fr James Kantoma, the Parish priest of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Angware, Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau.

The abduction was confirmed on Monday, June 14 by Alabo Alfred, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state saying, “Our men are already working to ensure that the cleric regains his freedom and apprehend those behind the abduction”.

In other news surrounding the kidnappings in Nigeria, suspected gunmen have also abducted the Anglican Bishop of Jebba Diocese, Rev Oluwaseun Aderogba, his wife and his driver along Ogbomoso-Oyo Road in the Oyo State.

According to a statement by police, “On Sunday 12/06/2022 at about 2100HRS, One Rev. Adekunle Adeluwa reported to the Command through an incident report at Atiba Divisional Police Headquarters, Oyo town that at about 2030hours, One Bishop Rt. Rev Aderogba of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State in the company of his wife and driver were abducted.”

“Preliminary investigations reveal that the victim’s vehicle developed what seemed a mechanical fault while travelling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State enroute an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway,” it adds.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the abduction in a statement on Monday morning and said the command had swung into action to free the captives and arrest the criminals.