Father Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, the chancellor of the Diocese of Kafanchan announced of the two Catholic priests kidnapped, one escaped from abductors and another was killed.
“Father Cleopas escaped with his life, but Father Cheitnum was “brutally killed” by his abductors on the day of his kidnapping, a letter from the Diocese of Kafanchan says. His funeral Mass is scheduled for July 21 at Kafanchan’s Cathedral of St. Peter.”
Both priests, Fathers John Mark Cheitnum and Denatus Cleopas were kidnapped at on July 15.
#Nigeria The Diocese of Kafanchan in Nigeria has just announced that Father Donatus Cleophas has managed to escape from his attackers. Unfortunately, Fr. John Mark Cheitnum was killed the same day he was abducted (July 15). Please pray for him and for #christians in Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/MSX9DJfa0k— Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Canada (@acn_canada1) July 19, 2022