Two Catholic Priests Travelling For Wedding Abducted by Gunmen In Ondo State

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Rev. Fr Joseph Nweke and Felix Efobi were kidnapped on Friday along Owo-Benin Road in Ose Local Council Area of the state.

Two Catholic priests have been abducted by gunmen in Ondo State.

Rev. Fr Joseph Nweke and Felix Efobi were kidnapped on Friday along Owo-Benin Road in Ose Local Council Area of the state.

The catholic priest were from Awka Catholic Diocese in Anambra State and were travelling for a wedding when the incident occurred.

Rev Fr. Leo Aregbesola, Director of Media and Communications of the Ondo Catholic Diocese, confirmed the abduction of the two priests on Sunday.

Aregbesola further clarified that the Diocese had not been able to locate their whereabouts since they were abducted.

He said, “They left Awka on Friday and were coming to Akure for a wedding ceremony and since then nobody knows their could tell where they are.”

Earlier, a member of the Ondo Diocese had confirmed the abduction of the priests.

The catholic priests were kidnapped around the Elegbeka area of the state.

It was learnt the armed men stopped their vehicle on the road and disguised themselves like security agents, doing a stop and search on the road before the priests were kidnapped.

The Police spokesman in Ondo state “Femi Joseph”, said the command was not aware of the kidnap incident.

The police spokesman said the Ose Divisional Police Station in charge of the jurisdiction had not been brief.

Joseph said, “I can’t confirm this as at now.”

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