Kidnapped Catholic priest found dead, brother’s fate unknown


THE EAGLE ONLINE — A Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Minna, Rev. Father John Gbakaan Yaji, has been killed by his kidnappers in Niger State, The Nation is reporting.

His body, sources told the highly revered newspaper, was discovered on Sunday.

It was learnt the priest was kidnapped on Friday night in Tufa village along Lambata-Lapai Road on his way to his station after a religious meeting in Lambata.

The late Priest was kidnapped alongside his brother, but the whereabouts of the brother remains unknown.

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