A Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Christopher Onotu has been kidnapped by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in Kogi a few hours before the dastardly attack on St Francis Catholic Church in Ondo.
The abduction took place on Saturday night at Onotu’s church in Obangede, Okehi Local Government Area.
The abductors reportedly made their way into the Church’s vicarage at about 9 pm on Saturday and burgled the window through which they entered the priest’s room and whisked him away.
Onotu’s absence was not sensed till the following day when parishioners came to the church for the first-morning mass.
A member of the Church disclosed that the hoodlums went away with the priest’s car and his sim cards but dropped his two phones.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kogi Police Command, William Ayah stated that everything is currently being done to rescue the priest from the enclaves of his abductors.
The police, however, did not reveal what they know about the kidnappers and if any contact had been made with regards to a ransom.