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Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest In Benue State

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Suspected gunmen have reportedly abducted a Catholic priest, Reverend Father David Echioda, of Otukpo Catholic Diocese in the Otukpo area of Benue State.

According to reports, the priest was kidnapped along Alla-Akpa Road while returning from Sunday mass at Utonkon, Ado Local Government Area of the state.

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Director of Information, Catholic Diocese, Otukpo, Reverend Father John Okopopu confirmed the report saying that the victim was returning from a missionary when he was kidnapped.

“It is true, he was returning from Alla-Akpa road when he was kidnapped. Unfortunately, the people (abductors) are yet to contact the family or anyone,”

Benue State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Catherine Anene, also  confirmed the abduction of the priest but however, declined to give further information.

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