Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly taken hostage, a Catholic Priest Rev. Father Christopher Osa’s in Ikabigbo community, Etsako West local government of Edo State.
The cleric was said to have been kidnapped at his residence in the early hours of Sunday.
The traditional ruler of the community, Bramah Alegeh, confirmed the development, adding that the police and the army in collaboration with local vigilante are combing the bush to rescue the Reverend father.
Blueprint gathered that the gunmen had shot one of the community youths searching for the kidnapped reverend father.
The Edo State Police command spokesman, SP. Chidi Nwanbor, could not be reached for comment.