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Tuesday 28th January 2020,
Hope for Nigeria

Again, Catholic priest kidnapped, released in Delta

A Catholic priest, Fr. Andrew Anah, who was abducted on Wednesday in Delta State, has regained his freedom.

Anah, the parish priest of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Obomkpa, was abducted by gunmen along the Obomkpa/Issele-Uku Road.

It was the second time he would be abducted in less than 12 months.

The Public Relations Officer of the Delta State Police Command, Andew Aniamaka, confirmed that the priest regained his freedom on Thursday.

He assured that “the police would ensure that the culprits are apprehended.”

Anah was first kidnapped in August 2017 along the same road.

He was released after an undisclosed sum was allegedly paid.

This comes about 48 hours after Governor Ifeanyi Okowa decried the rising activities of kidnappers in the state.

The Obomkpa/Ukwu-Nzu and now Olona axis of Aniocha North have been a feasting ground by kidnappers for some time now. Apart from the priest, several others have been abducted in the area.

A managing director for a construction company, the Chairman of the Aniocha North Traditional Rulers’ committee, Obi Sunday Olisenweoku and the monarch of Ogodo Community were among those recently abducted in the area.

 

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