Kidnapped Catholic priests regain freedom in Delta
The two Kidnapped Catholic priests at Agbarha-Otor town, Ughelli North Council Area of Delta State have been released after five days in captivity.
According to The PUNCH, a senior priest disclosed that they were released on Thursday noon after spending five nights in the den of kidnappers.
The priests, Rev. Fr. Raphael Ogigbah of St. Francis Parish, Agbarha-Otor, Catholic Diocese of Warri and Rev. Fr. Kunav Chochos of the Schoenstartt Fathers, were kidnapped last Saturday.
The duo were said to have reunited with the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Warri.
However, it was not clear if ransom was paid to secure their release but it was gathered the abductors demanded N20 million as ransom.
Frs. Ogigbah and Chochos were kidnapped in front of Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Agbarha-Otor.
Chochos, who works and lives in Ibadan, Oyo State, was in Delta to visit his friend, Fr Ogigbah, at Agbarha-Otor, the hometown of famous Ibru family.
Contacted, the state command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, said his office was yet to be briefed about the release of the priests as at the time of this report.