BREAKING: Kidnapped Catholic Priest, Fr Osia killed

By AdvocateNews on 26/06/2022

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Rev Fr Osia
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Catholic Priest, Rev. Father Osia, who was abducted by gunmen early hour of today in Edo State has been reportedly killed.

The priest was kidnapped Ikabigbo community of Etsako West Local Government Area of the state on Sunday morning.

Fellow Catholic Priest, Fr Kelvin Ugwu confirmed the killing in a post on his verified Facebook page on Sunday night.

He wrote, “Sad News: The priest of Auchi diocese, Rev Fr Christopher Osia, that was kidnapped this morning the 26th of June 2022 on his way to mass has been killed”.

Details of the incident are sketchy as at the time of filing this report.

The priest was said to be preparing for Sunday Mass when gunmen stormed his residence and whisked him away.

A source within the community disclosed that the community vigilante group combed the bush to rescue the priest.

He said the gunmen had shot one the community boys searching for the reverend father, adding that the victim was rushed to a hospital at Auchi but referred to Irrua specialist hospital for treatment.

The traditional rulers of the community, Bramah Alegeh, who confirmed the development, said efforts were ongoing to get the priest released.

He said the police and the army in collaboration with local vigilante were combing the bush to ensure his release.

When contacted the Edo state command public relations officer, SP Chidi Nwanbor, said he would get back to our reporter.

Posted 26/06/2022 8:42:42 PM

 

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