Ekiti - A priest of the Catholic diocese of Ekiti, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Akingbade, who was kidnapped by three gunmen in Ido Ekiti last week Tuesday, has been released, Punch reports.
The Catholic Bishop of the diocese, Most. Rev. Felix Ajakaye, confirmed the news to journalists on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti.
Although he said no ransom was paid to secure the release of the priest, Ajakaye confirmed that the abductors had demanded N200m.
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Fr. Akingbade was kidnapped by the gunmen on June 9 in his bedroom at the mission house of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Ido Ekiti, around 8pm and taken to an unknown destination.
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