Officials have confirmed that gunmen abducted four Roman Catholic priests in Delta State on Tuesday.
According to Andrew Animaka, a spokesman for the state government, the incident occured at a border community between Edo and Delta States.
According to him, “They were abducted on their way to Ekpoma, Edo state, from Delta for an event.”
He added that police and local security were in search of the kidnappers.
A source at the Warri Roman Catholic diocese in Delta State confirmed the incident, which comes less than three weeks after five Catholic nuns were kidnapped in the state.
Animaka also stated that the nuns were released two weeks later, while a suspect was in custody.
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