Barely days after the burial of a catholic priest kidnapped and killed in Kaduna State, a worshipper, Tony Udemezue under the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Sokoto State.
The information available to Vanguard revealed that the parishioner was kidnapped in the early hours of Monday from his residence in Tambuwal in Sokoto State and the hometown of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
Rev. Fr. Chris Omotosho, the director of Communications for Sokoto Diocese, confirmed the incident to Vanguard on Monday, July 25, 2022.
Fr. Omotosho said, “One of my parishioners in Tambuwal, Sokoto State – Tony Udemezue has just been kidnapped in his own house (home town of the executive governor of the State – Aminu Tambuwal).
“No police has responded in the last 1 hour (since 2am) despite they were called by him before he was taken away.
“Pls let us keep him & family in prayers,” Fr. Omotosho said.