Unidentified gunmen yesterday kidnapped four Catholic priests, wounding others attack that has sent shivers. The abducted priests include:
Rev. Fr. Victor Adigboluja of Ijebu Ode Diocese,
Rev. Fr. Anthony Otegbola, Abeokuta Diocese,
Rev. Fr. Joseph Idiaye, Benin Archdiocese and
Rev. Fr. Obadjere Emmanuel of the Diocese of Warri.
They were all returning from their annual class meeting that held in Warri between Monday, They had just celebrated their 10th year priestly anniversary. Heavily armed men suddenly burst out of the bush and started firing at their bus. Only some managed to escape.
This latest kidnap is coming a week after four reverend sisters were kidnapped along the Benin expressway. The church has refused to disclose how much was paid to secure their release.