Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest in Delta

Reverend Father Christopher Ogaga, the parish priest of Emmanuel Catholic Church in Aragba, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.

This was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Muhammad Mustapha, who said the priest was abducted on Saturday along Arava-Oviri-Orere-Okpe Road while travelling to another parish in Warri.

The clergyman was said to have left Aghalopke for Warri to help the parish priest of Mother of Redeemer Catholic Church, Airport Junction, Effurun for the three masses on Sunday morning when he was kidnapped.

Channels reports that the abducted priest is also the Principal of St. Peters Clavers College, in Aghalokpe area of the state.

The police commissioner said operatives of the Command had begun a search to ensure the safe return of the priest.

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