Unknown Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest In Benue State

                                                 Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Benue state
Suspected gunmen on Sunday, March 1st reportedly kidnapped a Catholic priest, Reverend Father David Echioda, in the Otukpo area of Benue State.

According to reports, Reverend Echioda was kidnapped along Alla-Akpa Road while returning from Sunday mass at Utonkon, Ado Local Government Area of the state.

The Director of Information, Catholic Diocese, Otukpo, Reverend Father John Okopopu, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the victim was returning from a missionary work when he was kidnapped.
                       Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Benue state
“It is true, he was returning from Alla-Akpa road when he was kidnapped. Unfortunately, the abductors are yet to contact the family or anyone,” Okopopu said.

The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the abduction, said the police is investigating the matter.

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