Nigerians celebrate release of abducted Catholic Priest

Nigerians celebrate release of abducted Catholic Priest

The release of a Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Isaac Agabi from kidnappers den, has sparked jubilation among Nigerians and members of the Catholic church. The Priest who is the priest in charge of Holy Name Catholic Church, Ikpeshi, in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State, was abducted last Sunday by suspected bandits. He was

The release of a Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Isaac Agabi from kidnappers den, has sparked jubilation among Nigerians and members of the Catholic church.

The Priest who is the priest in charge of Holy Name Catholic Church, Ikpeshi, in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State, was abducted last Sunday by suspected bandits.

REVEREND FATHER ISAAC AGABI

He was allegedly kidnapped along Auchi-Igarra road at about 5.00 pm, while on his way back to the parish. 

It was gathered that he escaped from his abductors in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Director of Communication, Catholic Diocese of Auchi-Igarra, Fr. Peter Egielewa, confirmed his release to our Correspondent in Benin.

Egielewa also said no ransom was paid to secure his release from his abductors.

He explained that Rev. Agabi escaped from the kidnappers when they slept off in the night.

“No ransom was paid. He actually escaped in the night when the kidnappers were asleep. He came out of the bush and was able to cake home, no ransom was paid​,” said.

The Edo Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwanbuzor, could not be reached for comment, as call made to his mobile phone was not answered.

Meanwhile, leaders of the kidnappers who abducted Reverend Agabi has been allegedly nabbed by youths of Ikpeshi, in Akoko-Edo local government area of the State.

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The kidnapper who’s identity was yet to be known, was however said to be from Taraba State.

A source from Ikpeshi who did not want his name in print, the abductor was beaten to coma by the youths and is “facing the agony of slow death”.

Photographs of the Cleric has being trending on social Media since he was abducted.

A dependable source told our Correspondent that Reverend Father Isaac Agabi was recuperating at undisclosed hospital.

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