Four Catholic priests kidnapped in Delta state Nigeria

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Four Catholic priests were on Tuesday, November 6 kidnapped in Abraka axis, Ethiope East local government area of Delta State, Nigerian police confirmed.

According to reports, the clergymen were in a convoy going to their school’s old boys association event in Edo state when the kidnappers ambushed them on Abraka bridge and ordered them out of their vehicles.  Two of the priests are from Benin Arch diocese, one from Abuja and the other from Warri Diocese”

One of those whisked away by the kidnappers is Reverend Father Emmanuel Obadjere.  An eyewitness said.

The clergymen were said to be in four vehicles, but the kidnappers allegedly forced two of the vehicles to stop, and ordered the passengers to come out.

Though sources claimed that the four priests were abducted by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the Police said the identity of those behind the abduction were unknown.

Delta State Police Commissioner, Mustafa Mohammad said efforts are ongoing to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted clergymen.

Update

The four kidnapped Catholic Priests were later rescued on Friday, November 9. Read more

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