Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest, Others In Fresh Attack In Enugu

Rev Okide

Rev. Fr Marcellinus Obioma Okide

A Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr Marcellinus Obioma Okide, has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Enugu State.

The priest serving with the Catholic Diocese of Enugu was abducted on Sunday evening alongside six other travellers.

It was gathered that the assailants carried out the attack along Eke-Affa-Egede Road in the Udi Local Government Area of the State between 4.30 pm and 5 pm.

Vanguard quoted a source as saying the kidnappers have contacted relatives of their victims demanding N100 million as ransom before the Catholic Priest and other captives could be released.

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

While the State Police Command is yet to issue an official statement on the development, operatives of the Udi Police Division are said to be combing the area with a view to securing the release of the Catholic Priest and other victims.