A catholic priest identified as Rev. Fr Andrew Anah of Sacred Heart Parish, Obomkpa in Delta State has been kidnapped.
Confirming the incident, The State Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Aniamaka said this is the second time Fr. Anah is being abducted after he was abducted for ransom in 2017.
While the circumstances surrounding the fresh kidnap are still unclear, Channels Television gathered that some residents may be collaborating with a kidnap syndicate in Aniocha north to perpetrate such crimes.
Residents say the Obomkpa/Ukwu-Nzu and now Olona Axis of Aniocha North have remained notorious for such crimes as that is the same area where the reverend was kidnapped the first time.
Other persons such as the Managing Director of a construction company, as well as the chairman of the Aniocha north Traditional Rulers’ Committee, Mr Obi Sunday Olisenweokwu, were also reportedly kidnapped around the area.
The Police, however, assured the public that it will do everything to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice and the victim is rescued.