It said parishioners went to look for Father Emmanuel Silas after waiting in vain for him to conduct the morning mass.
- It is imperative that we restore security in the Tera-Bazoum area
- Chadian coalition forces continue to crack down on Boko Haram insurgents in the region
It is not clear who carried out the abduction.
Armed gangs are rife across Nigeria’s northwest where they rob or kidnap for ransom, and violence has been increasing, where thinly stretched security forces often fail to stop the attacks.