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Two Catholic Priests Kidnapped in Edo State

Two Catholic priests have been abducted in Edo State.

Rev. Fr. Udo Peter and Rev. Fr. Philemon Oboh were kidnapped along the Benin-Auchi expressway, according to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Chidi Nwabuzor.

A statement from the police said they were informed of the incident on Sunday.

“Immediately, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State, CP Abutu Yaro, dispatched police operatives to the area and warned (them) to carry out an aggressive and well-coordinated manhunt in arresting the kidnappers and for the rescuing of the Rev. Fathers unhurt,” the statement read.

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