Unknown gunmen on Wednesday abducted a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Edo State.
This was disclosed in a press conference in Auchi by the Catholic Bishop of Auchi Diocese, Most Rev. Gabriel Dunia.
He said the priest, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Adorolo, was kidnapped along the Auchi-Okpella highway, Wednesday evening.
“Rev. Fr. Adorolo was on his way back from Auchi to his parish, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Okpella, when he was abducted by unknown gunmen at the bad spot near Okpella, at about 6.00pm on Wednesday evening,” he said.
Bishop Dunia condemned the act, calling it an abominable act to abduct for ransom a priest, who offers selfless service to God and humanity.
”The abductors have made contact with the church for ransom. The church does not pay ransom, as it is not a profit-making organisation,” he said.
The Bishop therefore urged security agencies to ensure unconditional release of the priest.