Kidnapped Priest Has Died

Father Joseph Aketeh Bako, 48, is dead. Bandits abducted him in March from Saint John’s Church in Kudenda, Nigeria, to extort a ransom.

During the assault, a security guard was killed. Father Bako's brother, who was visiting him, was also abducted, and later murdered in his presence.

After witnessing his brother's death, the condition of Bako who was sick prior to his abduction worsened, and he died in captivity. According to Kaduna Archdiocese, this happened between April 18-20.

According to Bako’s assistant priest, Bako was beaten by the criminals.

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