Gunmen abduct Catholic Priests in Delta

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Gunmen have abducted two Catholic priests in Delta State.

This was confirmed by the Delta State Police Command in a statement on Sunday.

The victims are indentified as Reverend Father Chochos Kunav and his colleague Rev Father Raphael Ogigba. They were abducted within the Agbara-Otor area of Ughelli North Local Government of the state.

The command’s Public Relation Officer, Edafe Bright, said operatives are already on the trail of those who abducted the priests.

He said the clerics were abducted at the Agbara-Otor road on Saturday night while on their way to Ughelli.

A communique reportedly issued by Very Rev Father Okereke Kizito noted that one of the hostages, Father Chochos, who works in Ibadan Diocese, was on a visit to his colleague of the Catholic Diocese of Warri.

The two clergymen later went to see another priest at Agbara-Otor and were abducted on their way back.


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