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‘This is my first time to burry man without corpse’, – Archbishop laments over death of slain Reverend Father by bandits

Surprising as family buries Reverend Father without corpse

Joseph Bako Aketeh, the Rev Father who was abducted and finally killed by gunmen believed to be bandits in Kaduna, was laid to rest at the St John’s Catholic Church Kudenda, without the corpse.

The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Rev Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso revealed during during the funeral that they hope to locate him someday, even if its his broken bones.

The funeral however was conducted not minding lamentations by family, friends and loved ones from  who wept uncontrollably when his funeral rites was conducted without the corpse.

It was earlier reported of how Re.Fr.Joseph  was abducted on March 8th, 2022  and later killed by bandits  in their hide-out.

Rev, was said to have been kidnapped at his residence at St John’s Catholic Church Kudenda where he served as a parish priest, alongside his brother Sunday Bako who was equally killed.

The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Rev Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso stated thus:

  “ this is the first time I am presiding over a funeral mass without the corpse, we hope that one day we would be able to see even if it is his bones.”

“Nigerians are worn out due to weeping, our eyes could no longer produce tears. Bandits are terrorising with impunity. Does our government really care about our pains? Something is happening, they have failed us.”

“Nigeria is a country where citizens are treated unequally because of religion and ethnicity. Vices have become a value in our country. Government should use Nigeria’s resources to recruit young men who are willing to fight insecurity in order to defend the country,” he said


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