Gunmen have abducted a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Christopher Onotu, in Obangede, Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Daily Trust gathered that the gunmen invaded the church’s vicarage at about 9pm on Saturday and gained entrance through the window of the church before heading for the priest’s room.
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The incident was discovered on Sunday by the church members when they came for the Sunday morning mass and found out that the priest was nowhere to be seen to officiate.
A member of the church who craved anonymity said that the priest’s car was not seen in the church, creating the impression that the hoodlums might have taken it along with them.
“They dropped his two phones but went with the Sim cards,” the member said.
It could be recalled that an elder statesman from the area and board member of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC), Alhaji Isah Ozi Salami, was abducted in the early hours of last week while on his way to observe morning prayers in a mosque at Ogaminana in Adavi Local Government Area.
The whereabouts of the kidnapped HYPPADEC board member is still unknown since his abduction last week.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Williams Ayah, who confirmed the incident, said the command was on the trail of the abductors.