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Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Akwa Ibom, search data from N100 million ransom

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Alphonsus Uboh became abducted from his parsonage at St Pius X Parish, Ikot Abasi Akpan, Mkpat Enin, on Sunday, at about 7 p.m.

Gunmen who abducted a Catholic priest, Alphonsus Uboh, on Sunday, in Akwa Ibom Tell derive demanded a N100 million ransom for his liberate.

Mr Uboh, a reverend father and parish priest of St. Pius X Parish, Ikot Abasi Akpan, Mkpat Enin, is declared to were abducted at his parsonage, at some stage in the church premises at about 7 p.m.

The incident occurred after the Parish girls folks – Catholic Ladies Organisation (CWO) had concluded their 2022 Mothers Day celebrations and fundraising ceremony.

The chairman of the Parish Council, Cletus Okodi, suggested PREMIUM TIMES that the priest contacted him on cell phone Monday afternoon.

The kidnapped cleric suggested Mr Okodi that he is kept in a forest whose dilemma he doesn’t know and that the abductors are annoying N100 million for his liberate.

A ancient childhood president of the parish, Uwemedimo Patrick, moreover confirmed he had spoken with the kidnapped priest sooner than the cleric’s cell phone became at once switched off.

The gunmen reportedly invaded the church premises positioned alongside Ekparakwa – Ekpene Ukpa – Etinan on a bike and whisked the reverend father away.

Justin Udoma, a reverend father and the Director of Verbal replace in the Catholic Diocese of Uyo, confirmed the incident nevertheless said it is absolute most realistic the Diocesan Bishop that could possibly salvage an educated pronounce on the matter.

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The Catholic priest abduction is the 2nd clergyman to be kidnapped in much less than three weeks.

John Okoriko, the founder of Trusty Rock Kingdom Church, became abducted by gunmen two weeks previously in Ibekwe Akpanya, a distance much less than 10 kilometres from where the Catholic priest became abducted – Ikot Abasi Akpan.

The gunmen who abducted Mr Okoriko moreover made a N100 million ransom search data from for his liberate nevertheless it no doubt isn’t sure if the identical gunmen are accountable for the kidnapping of the Catholic priest.

The Akwa Ibom Tell Police Spokesperson, Odiko Macdon, did not answer to requests for comments when contacted.

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