Enugu: IPoB gunmen abduct Catholic priest, 6 others

Demands N100m as ransom

A Catholic priest, identified as Rev. Fr. M. Okide, of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu and six other travellers were abducted by IPoB gunmen in Enugu on Sunday evening.

The incident occurred between 4.30 pm and 5 pm, along Eke-Affa-Egede Road in Udi local government area of the State.

It was learnt that the kidnappers had already made telephone contacts with relatives of the victims demanding N100 million as ransom before the Catholic priest and other captives would 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. The Police Command is yet to react to the incident; however, operatives of the 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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