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Anglican Priest, Revd. Anthony Oyi kidnapped


By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba:

An Anglican Priest, Revd. Anthony Oyi residing at OKo Agbele had been kidnapped by suspected Fulani herders in his farm at Issele-Mkpitime, Aniocha North LGA of Delta State.

The priest who hails from Issele-Mkpitime had gone with his family to the farm where he was kidnapped along side his family members and another man that accompanied them.

The abductors had released their victim’s wife and children and kept the Reverend and the other man, asking the wife to go look for money to come and pay ransom for the husband’s release.

Already, the vigilante in Issele-Uku and Issele-Mkpitime had been alerted and search party dispatched into the bush.

However, the police needs to act fast to have the priest and the second captive released.

It was gathered that the abductors were fully armed and in a Commando like ordered their victims into the bush where they ferry them away to an unknown destination while palpable tension and fear of the unknown have Continued to unsettle the people who have been locked down over Covid-19 Pandemic ravaging the world and the state.

But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya Confirmed the incident, saying that the Police have moved into action with a view to ensuring that he is rescued unhurt and assured that the Police will do everything possible to ensure their release.

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