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Bandits Invade Benue Church, Kidnap Priest’s Cook

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By Enekorogha Godbless

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have invaded the Ago Community of Owukpa in the Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State on Saturday.

A source revealed that the outlaws on arrival at the community went to the residence of the Reverend Father of St. Mary’s Immaculate church in the community.

According to the source, arriving at the Reverend Father’s residence in the community, the outlaws couldn’t find their target on the church premises, thus they decided to abduct the priest’s cook.

“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,” a source told our correspondent on the phone.

The Local Government Chairman, Samuel Onu, who confirmed the attack said normalcy had 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 narrated.

The State Police Command spokesperson, SP Catherine Anene posited that she does not have the report of the incident.

“I don’t have this information, please,” Anene noted.

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