Gunmen Abducts Four Catholic Priests In Edo

Gunmen Abducts Four Catholic Priests In Edo


Four Catholic priests were on Tuesday night abducted by gunmen in Urhonigbe area of Edo State.

The priests were said to be on their way to Ekpoma in Edo State when they were waylaid by the armed gang.

One of those abducted was said to by Rev. Father Emmanuel Obadjere of the Saint Williams Catholic Church, Ororokpe, Delta State.

The Commissioner, Delta State Police Command, Muhammed Mustafa, on Wednesday confirmed the development.

Mustafa said the police was doing everything possible to secure the release of the abducted persons.

He said a suspect has been arrested within the area of the incident, adding that investigation is ongoing.

He said: “It is true that four persons were kidnapped along the Benin/Ekpoma Road.

“We are working hard to rescue them.

“The police have arrested one person who was around the scene of the crime.

“They have established contact with the church and the immediate family of those kidnapped.

“The police are working hard to rescue the victims.

“The kidnappers have started calling, but you know, we do not encourage paying a ransom.

“We will definitely ensure that they are released.”

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