Kidnappers Of Two Catholic Priests Demand N100m

Kidnappers of two Catholic priests who were abducted on their way to Akure on Friday for a wedding ceremony have demanded N100m for their release.

DAILY Trust reported that the kidnappers were said to have made their demand through a phone call to the church.

The priests were abducted along Benin-Ore road on Friday.

The two priests Rev Fr Joseph Nweke and Rev Fr Felix Efobi were said to be coming from Awka Catholic Diocese to attend a wedding on Saturday morning in Akure but were abducted.

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Director of media and communication of the Ondo Catholic Diocese, Rev Fr Leo Aregbesola confirmed that the abductors called the Church to make the demand.

Also, spokesman for the Ondo state police command Femi Joseph said they were combing the forest in search of the Priests.

According to him, they were being careful to ensure they are rescued alive.

Source: Daily Trust