Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Nigeria, Abductors Demand $33,000(10m NGN) Ransom. Please Pray

Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Nigeria, Abductors Demand $33,000(10m NGN) Ransom. Please Pray

On a sad not, a Nigerian Catholic Priest in-charge of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Eku in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Rev. Fr. Joseph Oghenekevwe Ojakorotu was Friday kidnapped by gunmen.

Ojakorotu was said to have been kidnapped along the Sapele-Eku Road in Sapele Local Government Area while returning from a journey to Eku on Friday.

The abductors are said to have contacted some of his worshippers and demanded N10m($33,000) ransom.

Eye Witness account stated the priest was waylaid at bad road portion by his assailants who dragged him out of the car he was travelling in.

It was gathered that the road had witnessed kidnapping and robbery activities in the past.

The spokesman for the police in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident, adding that the command was making efforts to rescue the cleric.

Aniamaka said, “I can assure you that we shall not let criminals succeed in the state. We have dispatched security operatives to the area to ensure that the priest is rescued unhurt. We shall surely arrest the perpetrators to face the law. Crime does not thrive in Delta.”

He also urged family members of the abducted priest not to pay ransom to the hoodlums.

Please offer One Hail Mary for the safe return of Rev. Fr. Joseph Oghenekevwe Ojakorotu 

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