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Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Edo

A Catholic priest, Reverend Father Isaac Agubi, was on Sunday abducted by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen along Auchi-Igarra road in Edo State.

Father Agabi is the priest in charge of Holy Name Catholic Church, Ikpeshi, in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State.

It was gathered that the cleric was abducted at about 5:00p.m. while on his way back to his parish.

As at the time of filing this report, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abubakar DanMallam, could not be reached for comments.

The Edo Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the report. He said the cleric was abducted by gunmen who took him away in his Toyota Corolla with registration number SMK 252 FC.

Nwanbuzor said police operatives and vigilance group members are already on the trail of the kidnappers to ensure the unconditional release and rescue of the victim.

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