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Suspected kidnappers demand N100m ransom for priests' release

21 December 2015, 15:46

Delta - Suspected kidnappers of the two Catholic Priests kidnapped in Delta state have demanded a ransom of N100 million for their release, Vanguard reports.

Rev. Fr. Franklyn Odiaka and Rev. Fr. Moses Nwanochei were last Friday kidnapped around Obior, Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state on their way from a ceremony in honour of their Bishop, Most Rev. Michael  Elue.

Also read: Gunmen kidnap two clergymen, demand ransom

A source within the Diocese said the abductors contacted some of their priests in the diocese.

The source also said that the kidnappers insisted on getting the N100 million ransom before they will release their victims.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, who had earlier confirmed the kidnap of the priests, said the church had not lodged a formal complaint to the Police.

Read more at Vanguard

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