Two priests and other persons abducted in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State have regained their freedom.

The Director, Social Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Fr Christopher Omotosho, confirmed the development in a statement released yesterday.

It would be recalled that gunmen on May 25 2022 broke into the church which is one of the parishes presided over by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan-Kukah, and kidnapped the clerics.

Kukah’s Sokoto Diocese covers Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi States.

But in the statement, Omotosho listed those released to include Fr. Stephen Ojapa, Fr. Oliver Okpara, Mr. Hassan Hassan, and Ms. Ummie Hassan.

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