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Catholic priest, six others kidnapped in Enugu


A Catholic Priest, Rev. Father M. Okide of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu and six other travellers, were reportedly kidnapped in Enugu Sunday evening.

The incident occurred between 4.30 pm and 5pm along Eke-Affa-Egede Road in Udi Local Government Area of the State.

It was learnt that the kidnappers have already made telephone contacts with relatives of the victims demanding N100 million as ransom.

Reports said the kidnappers had left the children of the victims inside their car crying helplessly before police operatives arrived the scene to evacuate them.

The police command is yet to react to the incident but operatives of Udi Police Division are already combing the area with a view to securing the release of the Catholic Priest and other victims.


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