- Concerns Heighten As Two Persons Are Kidnapped In Aniocha, Delta Again!
By Gbenga Abulude (Politics and General Desk)
There has been jubilation in Aniocha North Local government Area following the release of Catholic Priest, Rev Fr. Jude Onyebadi who was reportedly abducted at his farm along the Issele-Uku/Issele-Mkpetime road in Aniocha North, Delta State, a few days ago.
The New Diplomat had reported the abduction of the Catholic priest, Onyebadi last Saturday by unidentified gunmen who whisked him into a car while he was at his farm. The news of his release was confirmed by a source in the community who was full of joy..
The community source who expressed gratitude to God for the release of the Catholic Priest while sharing more light on the release said Rev Fr Onyebadi was freed by his abductors around 7:30pm on Tuesday.
He said, “He was released on Tuesday evening and was immediately rushed to the hospital in Asaba for treatment.” It could not be ascertained if a ransom was paid to secure his release. Onyebadi is the resident parish priest of Saint Peter and Paul parish, Issele-Azagba, Aniocha North LGA.
Delta Police spokesperson, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the release of the priest. However, in a related development, two persons with the names, Mr Sunday Audu and Maduoogo Okafor have been reportedly kidnapped around 7pm on Monday.
The incident was said to have taken place also along Onicha-Olona-Issele-Mkpitime road. “ in Aniocha North LGA. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Olona, SP Chidi Usuolor said he has mobilised his team alongside with the vigilantes into the bush in search for the victims and their abductors.