Gunmen on Monday evening have abducted the parish priest of St. John’s Catholic Church Obinomba, Ukwuani LGA, Delta State.
The cleric who was identified as Rev. Fr. Harrison, was kidnapped at about 8p.m. at a bad spot on Oria-Abraka, Ethiope East LGA.
TOS News gathered that the kidnappers who shot sporadically into the air to scare away passers-by at the scene abducted the cleric while returning from Warri in a Highlander Jeep.
It was learnt that the cleric’s car was abandoned after the victim was whisked away.
While Delta Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the incident, a member of the local vigilance group, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they (vigilance group) heard gun shots, but regretted they could not combat the hoodlums with inferior guns in their possession.