The report of his abduction is contained in a statement made available by the Chancellor, Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo.
Okolo said Father Emmanuel Silas’ abduction was confirmed when he failed to turn up for morning Mass. He equally called for calm and saying legitimate processes would be followed to ensure his safe and quick release.
The statement reads: “It is with great pain that we announce to you the kidnapping of our Priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Silas. The sad event is believed to have occurred in the early hours of July 04, 2022, when he could not turn up for morning Mass.
“He was abducted from the parish rectory at St. Charles Catholic Church, Zambina, in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.