Kidnappers demand N100m to release two Catholic priests in Ondo state

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Abductors of two Catholic priests in Ondo state are demanding N100m as ransom.

Forty-eight hours after the abduction of the priests, the kidnappers contacted the church to make the demand.

The two priests, Rev. Fr. Joseph Nweke and Rev. Fr. Felix Efobi from Awka Catholic Diocese were said to have been kidnapped on the Benin-Owo Expressway at the Elegbeka area of Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, on their way to Akure, the state capital, for a wedding on Friday evening.

Director of Media and Communications of the Ondo Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Leo Aregbesola, confirmed that the abductors had called and demanded N100m for their release.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, said the state commissioner of police had ordered the men of the command to go after the hoodlums, and that they were working on it.




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