Bandits on Thursday released a Catholic priest, Very Rev. Fr. Joe Keke, who was abducted along with the parish priest of St. St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Malumfashi, Katsina State.
The parish priest was later found dead while Keke, who was a priest-in-residence was taken to an unknuwn location.
The Sokoto Diocese in a Facebook post said Keke, 75, was released and undergoing medicals.
It did not give further details.
The parish house was attacked around 1.30am on May 20 by bandits numbering 15.
The body.of the parish priest was later found on a farm behind the Cathechical Training School in the same town.