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Gunmen Kidnap Anglican Priest, Demand N15m Ransom


Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have kidnapped an Anglican priest, Reverend Anthony Oyi in his farm in issele-Uku, Aniocha North Native Authorities Space of Delta State.

The priest, his spouse, youngsters and one other man had been whisked away from their farmland however the spouse and kids had been finally dropped off and the person taken away.

There are additionally reviews that the abductors established contact via the priest’s elder brother, Mr. Francis Oyi, demanding N15 million as ransom for the discharge of their sufferer.

It was gathered that the sufferer’s brother tried to barter for N200,000 however as a substitute the abductors received offended, switched off their telephone and had not known as once more since yesterday.

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In the meantime, efforts are being made by the sufferer’s household to assemble cash in case the abductors, suspected to be Fulani herders name once more.

It was additionally gathered that the response from the church had not been palatable as try was made to search out out what the church was doing to have one in every of its personal launched from captivity.

Talking to Channels Tv, the Police Public Relations Officer within the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirming the incident In a phone dialog.

Whereas noting that the State Command is doing every part potential to rescue the sufferer and arrest the culprits, the spokesman defined that the officers from Onicha-Olona and Issele-Uku Divisions and vigilante personnel are nonetheless combing the bush in quest of the kidnapped priest different kidnap victims.

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