Catholic priest abducted in Borno

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A Reverend Father of the Catholic Dioceses of Rev. Fr. Elijah Juma Wada has been reportedly abducted by Boko Borno State.

Father Wada was reportedly whisked away on Damboa-Maiduguri Road on June 30.

No statement has been issued by the diocese but credible sources confirmed the incident, adding the clergyman was travelling from Buma Parish in Shani to Damaturu for the 10th anniversary thanksgiving Mass of friend Rev. Fr Yakubu Inda Philibus at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Damaturu.

The sources said Wada was billed to relieve the Cathedral Administrator in Maiduguri who is taking another role in the diocese.

The priest mistakenly took the dangerous Damboa Maiduguri Road where he was abducted rather than the safer Buratai/Buni Yadi Road, The Nation was told.