Gunmen abducts Catholic priest, children in Edo


A Catholic Priest identified as Father Nicholas Oboh, has been kidnaped by unknown gunmen in Benin City.

The Chancellor Uromi diocese, Rev Father Osi Odenore, briefing the press said ”Father Oboh was kidnaped on Valentine’s day but can not point out the specific location he was kidnapped. He called for prayers for the release of the priest.

“He continues, we are sure he is alive, and since the incident, steps have be taken to ensure that Rev Father Nicholas Oboh is release without no harm.” he added.


In a related case, four children were kidnaped at Umelu community in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo state.


It was reported that the gunmen robbed the residents in the area and took four children along with them. However, one of the abducted children was released after the parents paid the sum of N2m, while the remaining three are still under their captivity.

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