One of the two abducted Kaduna Catholic priests, Reverend Father JohnMark Cheitnum has been found dead while the other, Reverend Father Donatus Cleopas regained his freedom on Tuesday.


GRASSROOT REPORTERS had reported that both priests were kidnapped at Christ the King’s Catholic Church in Lere Local Government Area of the state on Friday.


Security operatives who were on a mission to rescue the priests say the remains of Reverend Father Johnmark Cheitnum was found at a farm in a nearby village and have been deposited at a morgue in Zonkowa.


The security operatives suspect that he might have been killed by his abductors.


Meanwhile, Reverend father Donatus Cleopas regained his freedom about 30 minutes after the remains of his colleague was found.


The priest has been  taken to the Kafachan Catholic Dioceses in Jema’a Local Government Area.


The incident comes barely a month after another catholic Priest was killed on his farm by armed bandits.


The Kaduna Police authorities are however yet to comment on the incident.

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