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Gunmen abduct Catholic priest, four children in Edo

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Father Nicholas Oboh, a Catholic Priest serving at Uromi Diocese, has been abducted by gunmen in Benin City.

Rev Father Osi Odenore, the Chancellor of Uromi diocese, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said Father Oboh was on Valentine’s day but was not specific in the area where the abduction took place. He called for prayers for the release of the priest.

“We are sure he is alive, and since the incident, steps have be taken to ensure that Rev Father Nicholas Oboh is release without no harm.” he added.

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In a similar manner, four children were abducted at Umelu community in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo state.

It was reported that armed robbers had robbed residents in the area and took four children along with them. According to information gathered, one of the abducted children has been released after the parents paid the sum of N2m, while other parents have opened negotiations with the abductors.

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