Again, Gunmen Invade Another Catholic Church

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Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Gunmen Invade Another Catholic Church

Gunmen abducted a cook of a Catholic priest at St. Mary Immaculate Church in Aho community of Owukpa in the Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State.

The hoodlums on arrival at the community were said to have moved straight to the residence of the Reverend Father and kidnapped the cook when they could not find the cleric in the church premises.

According to PUNCH, a source who spoke via phone call said; “The incident happened around evening on Saturday, the village was thrown into confusion when the gunmen suddenly stormed the area and went straight to the Reverend Father’s residence.

“Unfortunately, they did not see him and they (gunmen) decided to go away with a lady found on the premises.”

The Local Government Chairman, Samuel Onu, who confirmed the attack said normalcy has returned to the community.

“Yes, there was an attack yesterday (Saturday) evening, some people came and took away the priest’s cook.

“The incident has been reported to the police and the situation in the area is calm now because some soldiers came to the place from a nearby checkpoint,” Onu said.

The State Police spokesperson, SP Catherine Anene, when contacted said, “I don’t have this information, please,” PUNCH reports.

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