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Four Catholic priests kidnapped in Delta, regain freedom

Four Catholic priests kidnapped in Delta, regain freedom

The Four Catholic priests who were abducted by unknown gunmen in Delta on November 6, have regained their freedom.

While the Delta State Police Command confirmed on Saturday that the priests were rescued near Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state. The four Catholic priests rescued include: Rev. Fathers Victor Adigboluja of the Ijebu Ode Diocese; Anthony Otegbola, Abeokuta Diocese; Joseph Ediae, Benin Archdiocese; and Emmanuel Obadjere, Warri Diocese.

The State Police Commissioner, Muhammad Mustafa, had earlier confirmed that one of the suspects had been apprehended in connection with the crime, also assured that the police command was trailing the others.He assured that the other suspects would be arrested and prosecuted.

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“They were rescued on Friday and we are on the trail of the other suspects.

“We do not encourage ransom, so no ransom was paid,” Mr Mustafa said.

The Catholic Priests who were kidnapped while on their way to the Seminary of All Saints Uhiele-Ekpoma in Edo on November 6, were taken to Benin City for medical attention immediately they regained their freedom.

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