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Kidnappers Release Benue Catholic priest

Reverend Fr. Peter Amodu, the abducted Catholic priest in Otukpo, Benue State has been released.

Reverend Amodu, who is in charge of Holy Ghost Parish at Eke-Olengbeche under the Otukpo diocese was released on Friday around 8:30 pm, according to a statement issued by the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo and signed by the Diocesan Chancellor, Rev. Fr Joseph Itodo

The priest was kidnapped on Wednesday around 5:00 pm along Otukpo – Ugbokolo road while he was on his way to celebrate the Holy Mass at  Okwungaga-Ughbokolo.

In the statement, titled, “Release of Rev Fr Peter Amodu From Abduction”, the diocese thanked all the priests, religious, lay faithful, and all people of goodwill who showed solidarity and offered prayers for the speedy and safe release of the abducted priests.

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