Group of Gunmen have abducted the Parish Priest of Emmanuel Catholic Church, Aragba, Oviri Okpe, Okpe Local Government Area of Delts State.
Investigation reveals that the kidnappers are asking for a 15 million naira Ransom for the release of the victim.
It was gathered that the Priest, identified as Rev Father Christopher Ogaga, was kidnapped around Arava-Oviri-Orere-Okpe Road while he was on his way to church service.
Rev. Father Christopher Ogaga was said to have left Aghalopke at about 10:00pm on Saturday for Warri to help the Parish Priest of Mother of Redeemer Catholic Church, Airport junction, Effurun for the three masses on Sunday morning.
The source however, added that Rev. Father Ogaga never got to his destination, adding that it was not clear where he was actually kidnapped.
Rev Father Ogaga is the Principal of St. Peters Clavers College, Aghalokpe. He is also the Parish Priest in charge of St Luke’s Catholic Church, Oviri Okpe and St Jude’s Catholic Church Aghalopke.
Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Muhammad Mustapha, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Monday
Mustapha said that operatives of the command had begun a search to ensure the safe release of the priest.