Two Catholic priests abducted in Edo

Two priests, Cath of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Uromi, and Philemon Oboh of St. Joseph Retreat Center, Ugboha in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State, have been abducted.

The clergymen were arrested Saturday. Their abduction came after Christopher Odia, another catholic priest, was kidnapped also in the state.

Chidi Nwabuzor, who speaks for the police command, confirmed the incident.

In his statement on Sunday, Nwabuzor said the gunmen abducted the priests along the Benin-Auchi Expressway

He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abutu Yaro, has dispatched operatives to the area “to carry out aggressive and well-coordinated manhunt” for the kidnappers, and for the rescue of the priests.

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