Reverend Father Joseph Aketeh of the St. John Catholic Church, Kudenda, Kaduna South Local Government Area, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The attack, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday also claimed the life of the security guard simply identified as Mr. Luka.
It was learnt that the terrorists invaded the church in large numbers and shot indiscriminately before gaining access into the church.
It was also gathered that a woman and her two children were kidnapped by the attackers and taken to an unknown destination.
Details of the attack were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
When contacted on the telephone, the spokesman for the Kaduna Police Command, ASP Mohammad Jalige, either returned our correspondent’s call or respond to a text message.