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Two catholic priests traveling along the Benin-Auchi-Abuja Expressway have reportedly been kidnapped.
The priests were abducted on Saturday while traveling from Benin to Uromi in Edo state.
Shortly after Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia of the St. Michael Catholic Church, located around the Edo North Senatorial District was kidnapped and killed, two other priests, Rev.Fathers Udo Peter and Philemon were also kidnapped in the same state.
Mr. Fred Itua, a close friend of Rev. Fr. Oboh also confirmed that he was kidnapped.
“Rev. Fr. Oboh is a priest, who does not have money. His abduction is unfortunate, disheartening, and traumatizing,” he said.
He also begged that the priests should be returned unharmed by the kidnappers as they were yet to contact the families of the clerics.
Police officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, indicates that they are on the case and are after the abductors of the catholic priests.
“Edo State Police Command was informed of the incident by the Divisional Police Officer, Ugboha, Edo State, that on Sunday, 03/07/2022, one Rev. Fr. Amos Abhulimen of St. Dominic Catholic Church, Ugboha reported that he was informed by the Catholic authority, via WhatsApp, that the above-named Catholic Rev. Frs. was attacked, kidnapped and taken to an unknown place by some kidnappers along Benin-Auchi Expressway, between Ehor and Iruekpen communities,” he stated.
source: The Nation