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Gunmen abduct two Catholic priests in Ondo

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Two Catholic priests, Rev. Fr. Felix Efobi, and Rev. Fr. Joseph Nweke, both from Awka Catholic Diocese, in Anambra State, have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen.

The clerics were said to have been abducted along the Benin-Owo Expressway at Elegbeka area of Ose Local Council of Ondo State. They were heading to a wedding in Akure, the state capital when the incident happened on Friday evening.

According to a source, “The two catholic priests, who were coming from Awka Diocese for a wedding ceremony in Akure, were kidnapped around Ajagbale, Elegbeka axis yesterday (Friday).

“Some members of the bridal train were coming in a convoy with the reverend fathers, but only the cars carrying the priests were stopped by the suspected kidnappers, who dragged them out of the cars and took them to an unknown location.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Command, Mr. Femi Joseph said he was not aware of the development when a call was put across to him.

“I will try and verify, but for now I’m not aware,” Joseph said.

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