Catholic Priest taken hostage by gunmen in Akwa Ibom

Catholic Priest taken hostage by gunmen in Akwa Ibom


Police have assured that a Catholic Priest, Alphonsus Uboh who was taken hostage by gunmen
at the church premises in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

SP Odiko Macdon, the spokesman of the Nigeria police Command in the State disclosed this in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He revealed that the Cleric was abducted on Sunday, at Ikot Abasi on Ekparakwa Etinan road in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area by unknown gunmen at about 7:30p.m.

Macdon assure that the perpetuators would be brought to book.

According to him, “Preliminary findings show that the abductors who came with two motorcycles went to the back fence of the victim’s house and whisked him away.

“The Commissioner of Police, Andrew Aniengheme, was very saddened at the development and said that it is unacceptable,” he said.

TheNewspad reports that members of the church have besieged the residence of the Cleric over the unfortunate incident.

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