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Armed Men Kidnap Catholic Priest in Benue (Photo)

 

Rev. Fr. Anthony Adikwu has been kidnapped by armed gunmen in Benue state.

 

Adikwu, who is the Parish Priest of Saint Margaret’s Catholic Church, Ajegbe Awume in Ohimini Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state was reportedly abducted Thursday night at about 10pm by the armed men.

 

The source disclosed that the abductors who stormed the Parish house “shooting sporadically broke into the residence and whisked him away to unknown destination.

“As we speak the kidnappers have not opened any channel of discussion with the church or his family members.”

 

The kidnap of the Priest came about six months after another Priest and Chaplain of Saint Mary’s Hospital, Okpoga in the same Otukpo Diocese, Rev. Fr. Mark Ojotu was abducted by armed men along Okpoga-Ojapo road, Okpokwu LGA.

 

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident.

 

The PPRO said “the information got to us this morning, (Friday) and we are already working .on it.”

 

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Catholic priest of Otukpo Diocese in Benue state, Rev. Father Mark Ojotu.

 

Ojotu is said to be the Chaplain of St. Mary’s Hospital, Okpoga, in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue state under Otukpo diocese.

 

The victim was abducted along Okpoga-Ojapo road on Thursday around. He is the Chaplain of St. Mary’s Hospital, Okpoga

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