Reverend father, Matthew Dajo of the St Anthony Catholic Church in Yangoji village, Kwali Area Council in Abuja has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The FCT police spokesperson, Miriam Yusuf who confirmed the incident said the priest was abducted on Sunday, November 22 around 9:47pm after the gunmen stormed his residence with sophisticated weapons, NAN reports.
Yusuf also revealed that the command has since launched an operation to rescue the Catholic priest.
She urged members of the public to remain calm as the command was intensifying effort to rescue the victim unhurt.
“The commissioner of Police FCT CP, Bala Ciroma, has launched a manhunt to trail and apprehend the suspects.
In another development the marouding gun men also struck in Kano
abducting the brother of the Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono has been abducted by unidentified gunmen.
The criminals stormed the minister’s home in Tofai Village, Gabasawa Local Government Area in Kano State from where, Babawuro Nanono, was taken.
Nanono who is the Minister of Agriculture also serves as the Sarkin Fulani of Tofai Village.
Reports say the gunmen arrived in large numbers in the early hours of Monday.
Reasons for the attack was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said the police are investigating the matter.
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