Catholic church confirms release of abducted priest in Benue

The Catholic priest, Rev Fr Peter Amodu, who was abducted by gunmen in the Otukpo area of Benue State has been released.


Fr Amodu, who is in charge of Holy Ghost Parish at Eke-Olengbeche, under Otukpo Diocese, was released on Friday at about 8:30pm.


The priest was kidnapped last Wednesday at about 5pm along Otukpo-Ugbokolo Road while he was on his way to celebrate the Holy Mass in Okwungaga- Ughbokolo.


Confirming Amodu’s release in a statement titled, “Release of Rev Fr Peter Amodu from abduction,” and signed by the Diocesan Chancellor, Rev Fr Joseph Itodo, the diocese thanked the priests, religious, lay faithful, and people of goodwill who showed solidarity and offered prayers for the speedy and safe release of the abducted priest.

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