Gunmen Kidnap Two Priests In Edo

Police in Edo state have confirmed the kidnap of two Catholic priests on Saturday night around Ehor and Iruekpen communities along the Benin-Auchi Expressway.

In a statement on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Edo, Chidi Nwabuzor, identified the victims as Reverend Father Udo Peter of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Uromi, and Reverend Father Philemon Oboh of St. Joseph Retreat Centre, Ugboha in Esan South East Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The Commissioner of Police of Edo state, Abutu Yaro, said the command has dispatched security operatives to the area with a view to rescuing the clergymen and arresting the kidnappers.

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