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Kidnapped Edo Catholic Priests Regain Freedom, Received By Acting State Governor

Kidnapped Edo Catholic Priests Regain Freedom, Received By Acting State Governor

Two abducted Edo catholic priests, Rev. Fr. Udo Peter of St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Uromi, and Rev. Fr. Philemon Oboh, of St Joseph Retreat Centre, Ugboha, have regained their freedom.

The clergymen were reportedly freed on Wednesday morning by a joint team of security operatives and moved to the government house where they were received by the Edo State acting Governor, Philip Shaibu.

Naija News recalls gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had abducted the Catholic priests when they were returning to their parish after an event on Saturday, July 2.

According to reports, the clergymen were on their way from Benin, the Edo State capital, to Ugboha after attending the program when gunmen attacked them on the Benin-Auchi road between Ekhor and Iruekpen axis.

The Catholic priests were reportedly whisked into the bush by the gunmen.

However, the clergymen have been successfully rescued with Shaibu’s Chief Press Secretary, Musa Ebomhiana, confirming on the phone that no ransom was paid for their release.

Ebomhiana was quoted by The Nation to have said the security operatives were also highly commended for rescuing the priests, while urging them to keep up the good job, in order to rid the state of criminals.

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