Abduction of Revered Priest Sparks Urgent Prayers and Concern in Taraba State

The distressing news of the abduction of Very Reverend Father Thaddeus Tarhembe from St Ann’s Parish in Taraba State has caused significant concern. The Diocese urgently appeals for prayers and a swift resolution, emphasizing the need for the priest's safe return. The incident has sparked community concern and a plea for solidarity as authorities work toward a positive outcome.

Priest Abducted in Taraba State: Diocese Seeks Swift Resolution.

Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest In Taraba

Most Reverend Mark Nzukwein, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wukari, confirmed the distressing incident involving the abduction of Very Reverend Father Thaddeus Tarhembe from St Ann’s Parish in Sarkin Kudu, Ibi local government area of Taraba State. The abduction occurred in the early hours as four armed individuals stormed the priest's residence around 2 am. This alarming news was shared through a statement by the diocese's communication director, Reverend Fr. John Jerome in Jalingo.

Expressing deep concern, Bishop Nzukwein urged the public and individuals of goodwill to join in prayers for the safe and swift release of Father Thaddeus Tarhembe, highlighting that the abductors are yet to establish contact.

Efforts to garner a response from the police regarding this disturbing occurrence yielded no results. Despite attempts to reach out to the Police Command in Taraba, the spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Usman, remained unresponsive to calls and text messages.

The abduction of Father Thaddeus Tarhembe has sparked worry and urgency within the community, prompting a plea for solidarity and prayers while awaiting his safe return. The diocese and concerned authorities remain vigilant, hoping for a positive resolution to this distressing situation.

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