Gunmen Abduct Two Catholic Priests

Members of the Catholic community in Delta State have called for prayers as gunmen abducted two priests in the state. It was gathered that the two victims, Rev. Father Chochos Kunav and Rev. Father Raphael Ogigba, were abducted along the Agbaro Otor Road on Saturday night, while on their way to Ughelli.

According to a statement made available to journalists on Monday by Rev Father Okereke Kizito, Kanav who works in Ibadan was on a visit to his colleague of the Catholic Diocese of Warri, Ogigba, when the incident occurred.

“They both went to see another priest around Agbaro-Otor and on their way back, they were abducted,” the statement revealed.

While calling for prayers for their safe return, Kizito said, “We ask for intense prayers for quick and safe release. May Jesus the high priest and the Good Shepherd take care of his priests.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident, saying the police are on the trail of the kidnappers.

Meanwhile, a Warri-based lawyer, Akpomudiaga Odje, who was abducted on Sunday, has regained his freedom.

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