Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted four reverend sisters and two others in Delta State, south-south Nigeria.
The abducted nuns are from the Order of the Missionary of Martha and Mary (MMM) under the Issele-Uku Diocese in Agbor town in Ika South Local Government Area of the state.
They were said to be on their way back from a function in the eastern part of the country when some hoodlums attacked them around the Railway Line near Agbor.
The daredevil gunmen reportedly shot at the vehicle conveying the nuns, injuring two others, and made away with the six victims.
Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police in Delta, Mr Mustafa Mustapha, said the police had begun a search of the victims to rescue them from their abductors.
Also, a priest in the diocese who pleaded anonymity also confirmed the kidnap to ChannelsTV via a text message, saying: “Please pray for the release of some MMM sisters kidnapped on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Agbor, and two other MMM sisters in the same vehicle shot at the leg region. The sisters were on their way from the East where they went for a funeral.”