Gunmen abduct 2 Catholic priests in Edo – Blueprint Newspapers Limited

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted two Catholic Priests, Rev. Fr. Udo Peter of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Uromi and Rev. Fr. Philemon Oboh of St. Joseph Retreat Center, Ugboha in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State. 

The clerics were reportedly attacked, kidnapped and taken into the bush along Benin-Auchi expressway between Ehor and Iruekpen communities.

The State Police spokesman, SP. Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the development in a statement said: “the Commissioner Of Police Edo State,  Abutu Yaro, has dispatched Police Operatives to the area”.

The statement added that the police operatives would “carry out aggressive and well coordinated manhunt in arresting the kidnappers and for the rescuing of the Rev. Fathers unhurt”. 


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