Four Catholic priests abducted in Delta

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FILE: Shirey Donovan and her husband David were abducted by kidnappers in Delta State, Nigeria but were later released
FILE: Shirey Donovan and her husband David were abducted by kidnappers in Delta State, Nigeria but were later released
FILE: Shirey Donovan and her husband David were abducted by kidnappers in Delta State, Nigeria but were later released
FILE: Shirey Donovan and her husband David were abducted by kidnappers in Delta State, Nigeria but were later released

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of four Catholic Priests by unknown gunmen around Umutu/Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

The Police dispelled earlier reports that the priests were kidnapped by herdsmen, saying that the identity of the kidnappers were still unknown.

The priests, who were said to be heading to Benin from Warri in a convoy, were reportedly waylaid on Tuesday by the arms-wielding hoodlums and were whisked to an unknown location.

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The state commissioner of Police, Mr. Muhammad Mustafa, who confirmed the abduction to newsmen, however assured that the kidnapped priests would be rescued.

Meanwhile, the vehicles in which the priests were travelling have already been recovered by a team of anti-kidnapping policemen drafted from Delta and Edo states.