Suspected armed men have kidnapped a Catholic priest, Reverend Father David Echioda, in Otukpo area of Benue State.
Reverend Echioda was reportedly kidnapped along Alla-Akpa Road while returning from Sunday mass at Utonkon, Ado Local Government Area of the state on Sunday March 1st.
The Otukpo Catholic Diocese Director of Information, Reverend Father John Okopopu, who made this known to newsmen, said the victim was returning from a missionary work when he was kidnapped.
“It is true, he was returning from Alla-Akpa road when he was kidnapped. Unfortunately, the abductors are yet to contact the family or anyone,” Okopopu said
The Benue State police command’s spokesperson, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the abduction, saying the police is investigating the matter.