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Gunmen Abduct Two Catholic Priests In Edo

Gunmen have kidnapped two Catholic priests in Edo State, the police said on Sunday.

According to a statement by the Police authorities, the incident which occurred on Saturday night around Ehor and Iruekpen communities along the Benin-Auchi Expressway.

Police Public Relations Officer in Edo, Chidi Nwabuzor, identified the victims as Reverend Father Udo Peter of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Uromi, and Reverend Father Philemon Oboh of St. Joseph Retreat Centre, Ugboha in Esan South East Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

This comes barely a week after the abduction and subsequent killing of Reverend Father Christopher Odia of St. Michael Catholic Church, lkhabigbo in Etsako LGA of Edo State.

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