- Gunmen have kidnapped two Catholic Priests identified as Rev. Father Peter Udo and Rev. Father Philemon Oboh
- The clerics were reportedly kidnapped on Saturday. July 3, along the Benin/Ekpoma road in the Edo state
- Meanwhile, when contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in Edo, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident
Two Catholic Reverend Fathers have been kidnapped in Edo state.
According to Daily Trust, Reverend Fathers, Uboh Philemon of St. Joseph Retreat Centre and Rev. Fr. Udom Peter of Uromi Catholic Church both of Ugbokha, Esan South East local government, were returning to their parish after an event when they were kidnapped.
The duo were reportedly returning from Benin to Ugboha after attending the programme when gunmen accosted them on the Benin-Auchi road between Ekhor and Iruekpen axis and whisked them into the bush.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in Edo, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident.
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He said the police received information about the kidnap of the two reverend fathers through the divisional police officer of Ugboha and corroborated by one Rev. Father Emos Holiness of St Dominic Catholic Church of Mission Road, Ugbokha,
Panic as gunmen attack police checkpoint in southeast state
Meanwhile, masked gunmen have reportedly attacked a police checkpoint, on Thursday morning, in Enugu reportedly killing two officers on the sport.
The incident which happened at Gariki, MTD area in Enugu South Local Government Area of the state capital.
Confirming the attack, the Enugu state Police PRO, Daniel Ndukwe, told the news outlet that there was shooting but he cannot specifically state if there were police casualties.
Boko Haram: Abubakar Shekau's name resurfaces as Chibok girls speak about Sambisa Forest
Two rescued Chibok girls Mariam Dauda and Hauwa Joseph, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, have spoken on their ordeal in Sambisa Forest, and how they were married off to terrorists at tender ages.
During a press conference held at the Command-and-Control Centre Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri on Tuesday, June 21, both girls said they and other abducted girls went through hell at the hands of the insurgents.
While Mariam claimed that she personally saw the late Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the terrorist group, when he was still alive, Hauwa noted that she only saw him on a laptop giving orders to his subordinates.