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Gunmen kidnap Catholic Priest, three others in Delta

Gunmen, late Tuesday night kidnapped a Catholic Priest, Very. Rev.Fr. Emmanuel Obadjere alongside three others on their way to Ekpoma, Edo State, DAILY POST reports.

The priest is in charge of St. Williams Catholic Church, Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area in Delta State.

DAILY POST gathered that the kidnappers have already established contacts with the Catholic Church as well as the families of the victims.

It is not clear if the kidnappers are demanding for ransom but as at the time of filing this report, the whereabouts of the priest and the three others is still unknown.

Contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammad Mustafa confirmed the report.

CP Mustafa said the Police is working hard to rescue the kidnapped priest and the others.

He said one person was arrested within the area of the incident.

According to CP Mustafa, “The kidnappers have started calling but you know we don’t encourage paying ransom. But definitely, we will ensure their release.”
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