The Kogi State Police Command says it is on the trail of the abductors of a Catholic Priest abducted in Obangede, Okehi LGA.


The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Williams Ayah, made the disclosure, says the Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka has deployed an high power intelligent team with the view of rescuing the Priest unhurt.

Recall that Gunmen on Saturday evening abducted the Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Christopher Onotu from the Church in Obangede, Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.




The gunmen reportedly made their way into the Church’s vicarage at about 9pm, burgled the window through which they entered the priest’s room and whisked him away.

Most of the members of the Church got to find out on Sunday morning when they went for the first mass.

A member of the Church told our reporter that the hoodlums went away with the priest’s car.

“They dropped his two phones but went with the Sim cards.”

The activities of gunmen in the central senatorial district of the state have left residents panicking in the last few weeks.

It would also be recalled that barely a week ago, a popular politician and Board member of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPPADEC, was kidnapped on his way to the mosque in Ogaminana.

So far there has been no development on his whereabout, as his abductors were yet to make contacts.


But the Police through its public relations officer, says the command is collaborating with other sister security agencies to track the whereabout of the Catholic Priest and rescue him unhurt.

By joshua

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