Kidnappers of Catholic Priests demand N100m ransom

Kidnappers of Catholic Priests demand N100m ransom

Suspected kidnappers of the two Catholic Priests kidnapped in Delta state have reportedly established contact with the Issele-Uku Diocese demanding a ransom of N100 million.

Rev. Fr. Franklyn Odiaka and Rev. Fr. Moses Nwanochei were last Friday kidnapped around Obior, Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state on their way from a ceremony in honour of their Bishop, Most Rev. Michael  Elue.

A source within the Diocese, who spoke with Vanguard on condition of anonymity, said the abductors contacted  some of their priests in the diocese.

While noting that the church has begun  praying for the release of the priests, the source said that the kidnappers insisted on getting the N100 million ransom before they will release their victims.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, who had earlier confirmed the kidnap of the priests, said the church had not lodged a formal complaint to the Police.

Kalu in a text message said: “Up till now, the Police command has not received a formal or official report from the Catholic Church.” Read more

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