Edo Police Neutralise Kidnapper Of Catholic Priest

27/06/2022 9:14:00 PM

Edo Police Neutralise Kidnapper Of Catholic Priest

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Edo Police Neutralise Kidnapper Of Catholic Priest

A statement on Monday by ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, said other gang members who the police chased into the bush also

 The statement reads: “Following the kidnap of the parish priest of St Michael Catholic church, lkhabigbo , Etsako West Local Government area of Edo State, Rev Father Christopher Odia in his rectory while coming out to go for Sunday mass in the wee hours of 26/6/22, a combined Team of Police Tactical Teams, Jattu Divisional Police operatives and the local Vigilante team, led by the Divisional Police Officer, went into the forest with a view to rescue the catholic priest.

 “In frustration, the abductors killed Rev Father Christopher Odia. A Hunter identified as Nurudeen was also shot dead in the process while the Police personnel who went on the trail of the kidnappers decimated one of them with other gang members escaping with various gun shot injuries.

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sustained various gunshot injuries.Union activities' suspension in Edo higher institutions not witch-hunt - Obaseki “The armed robbers were later trailed to a different location where they were carrying out another operation.till date.It was gathered that the priest was kidnapped in Ikabigbo community in Etsako West local government area of Edo State.

  The statement reads: “Following the kidnap of the parish priest of St Michael Catholic church, lkhabigbo , Etsako West Local Government area of Edo State, Rev Father Christopher Odia in his rectory while coming out to go for Sunday mass in the wee hours of 26/6/22, a combined Team of Police Tactical Teams, Jattu Divisional Police operatives and the local Vigilante team, led by the Divisional Police Officer, went into the forest with a view to rescue the catholic priest.   “In frustration, the abductors killed Rev Father Christopher Odia. “In the process, two of the armed robbers were hit by bullets and were confirmed dead at the Police Cottage Hospital in Benin, where they were confirmed dead by the doctor and their bodies deposited at the mortuary. A Hunter identified as Nurudeen was also shot dead in the process while the Police personnel who went on the trail of the kidnappers decimated one of them with other gang members escaping with various gun shot injuries. He also disclosed that the command within the period seized 26,960. RELATED . “In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro fdc, has directed that more efforts be made toward possible arrest and prosecution of other fleeing members of the gang,” she added.