Rev Fr Nicholas Oboh, a Catholic Priest serving at the Uromi Diocese, has been kidnapped by some gunmen in Benin City.
Chancellor Uromi diocese, Rev Father Osi Odenore, who affirmed the incident in a statement, disclosed Father Oboh was abducted 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 stressed.
In a related development, four children were abducted at Umelu community in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo state.
It was learned that armed robbers had robbed residents in the area and took four children along with them. And from the reports, one of the abducted children has been freed after the parents paid the sum of N2m, while other parents have opened the negotiations with the abductors.