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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest In Delta

Valentine Chinyem

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Unknown gunmen have abducted the parish priest of St. John’s Catholic Church Obinomba, Ukwuani LGA, Delta.

The priest who was identified as Rev. Fr. Harrison, was kidnapped on Monday at about 8p.m. at a bad spot on Oria-Abraka, Ethiope East LGA.

He was returning from Warri in a Highlander Jeep when he was kidnapped, it was revealed.

It was also revealed that the kidnappers shot sporadically into the air to scare away passers-by at the scene.

It was learnt that the cleric’s car was abandoned after the victim was whisked away.

A member of the local vigilance group, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they (vigilance group) heard gun shots, but regretted they could not combat the hoodlums with inferior guns in their possession.

Spokesmand for the Police in Delta, DSP Bright Edafe, also confirmed the incident.