#BreakingNews Another Catholic Priest is Abducted in Nigeria - Please Pray for the Return of Fr. James Kantonma
June 13, 2022 - According to several Nigerian news agencies, another Catholic priest has been abducted in Nigeria. The Catholic priest in charge of St Anthony’s Parish, Angware community in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State Nigeria, Rev Fr James Kantoma, has been kidnapped. According to reports, Plateau State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Rev Father Polycarp Lubo, confirmed the abduction of the priest. He said that the abductors have made contacts and are demanding a ransom of N50 million (120,000$) before the priest will be released. It was gunmen who reportedly kidnapped Rev Father James Kantonma. Father James, who is also the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Jos East, was said to have been abducted on Sunday night. Some residents, who spoke to Sahara Reporters on Monday, said the gunmen who were suspected to be Islamic terrorists stormed the priest's house around 12:30 am. One of the residents said, "The gunmen just arrived in the community at night, around 12:30 am. They shot sporadically and headed straight to the St Anthony Parish House where Father James is living and abducted him. "Immediately, the youths of the community were alerted but efforts made to stop the abductors from taking him away were unsuccessful because the terrorists came prepared. Immediately they noticed resistance, they started shooting sporadically for several minutes before eventually taking him away." Another community source said that they had yet to hear from either the victim or his abductors. "As I speak to you, we are only praying to God for His intervention, and hope that he is returned alive."
Sources: https://www.news9ja.ng/2022/06/14/plateau-police-confirm-abduction-of-christian-association-chairman-launch-manhunt-for-kidnappers/ and https://ait.live/gunmen-abduct-catholic-priest-in-plateau-state/