“We thank God because our brother Fr. Matthew Dajo was released safe and sound today Wednesday 2 December”. Thus His Exc. Mgr. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, Archbishop of Abuja yesterday announced the release of Fr. Matthew Dajo, the Catholic priest kidnapped on Sunday, November 22. “We thank all those who prayed for his release”, continues Mgr. Kaigama in his message. “We also thank Fr. Dajo’s family and all those who collaborated to ensure his release. We pray that security in the Country will improve”, concludes the Archbishop of Abuja.
Fr. Matthew Dajo was attacked and kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday 22 November at his home in St. Anthony parish, in Yangoji, Abuja. The police managed to limit the area where the kidnappers were hiding with the hostage but preferred to wait so as not to compromise the life of the priest.