Benin City, Nigeria, Feb 14, 2020 / 11:55 am
A Catholic priest was kidnapped in Nigeria Friday. Fr. Nicholas Oboh of the Diocese of Uromi has been abducted by gunmen in the state of Edo in the southwest region of the country.
"We are sure that he is alive, and since the incident, steps have been taken to ensure that Rev. Fr. Nicholas Oboh is released without any harm," the chancellor of the Uromi diocese, Fr. Osi Odenore, told local reporters Feb. 14.
Local news outlets have also reported that several children were kidnapped at the same time.
Speaking to reporters, and on Facebook, Fr. Odenore has said that the diocese is now working to secure Oboh's release. The chancellor also urged prayer for the priest's release.