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Update: Two catholic priests kidnapped in Ondo regain freedom
Dec 11, 2019
By: Abara Bleesing Oluchi
ONDO

 The two Catholic priests who were kidnapped in Ondo state on their way to a wedding have been released, a family said.

The priests, Rev. Fr. Joseph Nweke and Rev. Fr. Felix Efobi, from Awka Catholic Diocese, were travelling on Friday, December 6, from Anambra state to Ondo state for a wedding when they were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on the Benin-Owo Expressway.

Recall that CEOAFRICA had reported that their abductors demanded 100 million Naira as ransom.

Fortunately, the priests have now been released days after they were kidnapped.

A family source who made the disclosure said the priests were led out to the road by the abductors on Tuesday evening, December 10, and were left there. A parish priest at Owo went to pick them up.

Rev. Fr. Joseph Nweke and Rev. Fr. Felix Efobi are currently at one of the parish houses in Owo, Ondo state.

The family source added that no ransom was paid to secure their release.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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