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Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Benue state

A Catholic president identified aa Reverend Father David Echioda has been abducted by suspected gunmen in Otukpo area of Benue state.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that Reverend Echioda was kidnapped along Alla-Akpa Road while returning from Sunday mass at Utonkon, Ado Local Government Area of the state on Sunday March 1st.

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 on Sunday March 1st.

The abducted Catholic priest

Reacting to the incident, Director of Information, Catholic Diocese, Otukpo, Reverend Father John Okopopu confirmed the incident.

Okopopu disclosed that the victim was returning from a missionary work when he was kidnapped.

“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 Police Public Relations in the state, DSP Catherine Anene confirmed the abduction, said the police is investigating the matter.

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