Kaduna South Local Government Area (LGA) authorities have confirmed the kidnapping of the St. John Catholic Church Reverend, Joseph Aketeh, by an unidentified armed group in Kudenda. Suspected terrorists reportedly attacked a church and sporadically opened fire before abducting Aketeh and three other civilians from the area. A security guard stationed at the church also reportedly sustained fatal injuries during the incident. Kaduna Police Command forces are initiating efforts to safely locate and return the kidnapped individuals. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident. However, the Boko Haram armed group is known to be active in the region.
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