GUNMEN INVADED BISHOP KUKAH RESIDENT AT SOKOTO STATE EARLY MORNING OF TODAY..

A group of yet identify gunmen has invaded the parish home of Catholic bishop of Sokoto state diocese at early hour of today Wednesday , Bishop Mathew H. KUKAH. According to CONTINENTREPORTERS correspondent..

The attackers stormed St. Patrick Catholic Church at Gidan Mai Kanbu, in Kafur Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State, and abducted the parish priest and his assistant Rev. Frs. Stephen Ojapa, MSP, and Oliver Okpara and two boys in the house.

The Director, Social Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Fr Christopher Omotosho, confirmed the development, although the spokesman of the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo said he has not received any report on the incident.

There are several areas in Sokoto and Katsina States under frequent attacks by terror groups, known locally as bandits.

Over 42,000 people have reportedly been displaced as a result of repeated terror attacks in Sokoto state alone.

The violence in the northwest is another layer of insecurity in Nigeria.

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