Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted a Catholic priest Rev. Fr. Innocent Mba based in Nsukka diocese in Enugu State.

The priest is said to have been abducted last Friday on returning to his parish in Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

Communication Director of Nsukka Diocese Rev. Fr. Mathew Eze only confirmed the incident to The Punch on Tuesday.

Police in Enugu were yet to respond to requests for comments.

Enugu has in recent times suffered a high rate of abduction of Catholic clergymen.

In other news, Brig.-Gen. Joe Komolafe (rtd), the Commandant of the Ekiti State Security Network code-named Amotekun, has said the corps will use spiritual powers and modern security techniques to combat banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in the state.

Komolafe made this known at Efon Alaaye during a sensitisation tour of Ekiti West, Efon Alaaye and Ijero local governments Monday.

The Amotekun commandant in Ekiti said the security outfit would use ancient Yoruba tactics of securing territories and fishing out criminals from their hideout.