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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Fulani Herdsmen abduct Catholic priest

Fulani Herdsmen abduct Catholic priest

*Demand N10m ransom By Anayo Okoli & Francis Igata

Published By family Writers

ENUGU—Tension is brewing in Owa community in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State where a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Aniako Celestine, priest in charge of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ukana, Udi Local Government Area was kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen Saturday evening on his way from his home town, Ezeagu. Vanguard reliably gathered that the herdsmen demanded a ransom of N10 million through his mobile number.

This is even as activities of herdsmen in Ugwuleshi, Awgu Local Government Area of the state, last week, led to destruction of farmland and livestock worth millions of Naira and the detention of 76 members of the community, who were later granted bail by Umuahia Magistrate’s Court last Friday, following Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s intervention. Fulani herdsmen The herdsmen had also killed two sisters in Abbi, Uzo Uwani Local Government Area last month leaving 17 houses burnt.

State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the abduction of the priest.


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