Catholic Priests Going For Wedding Abducted In Ondo


By Ade Wahab

Two Catholic priests,Rev. Fr Joseph Nweke and Rev. Fr Felix Efobi, have been kidnapped on their way to a wedding ceremony in Akure, Ondo State.

The duo are from Awka Catholic Diocese in Anambra State.

They were kidnapped along the Benin-Owo Road at Elegbeka in Ose Local Government Area of the state.

“ The two Catholic priests were coming from Awka Diocese for a wedding ceremony in Akure, were kidnapped around Ajagbale, Elegbeka axis.

” Some members of the bridal train were coming in convoy with the reverend fathers, only the car carrying the priests was stopped by the suspected kidnappers and they dragged them out of the car and led into the forest.”

“They didn’t even disturb others, their phones were not even collected, they just kidnapped the priests and left others to go.”

The Director of Media and Communications of the Ondo Catholic Diocese, Rev. Father Leo Aregbesaola confirmed the incident adding that a search party had been put together to search for the victims.