The kidnappers of the two Catholic priests in Ondo state have demanded the sum of N100 million as ransom.
This development is coming 48 hours after their abduction.
Two Roman Catholic priests, Joseph Nweke and Felix Efobi from Awka Catholic Diocese were kidnapped on their way to a wedding on Friday, December 6, 2019, along the Benin-Owo Expressway at the Elegbeka area of Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Leo Aregbesola, the director of media and communications of the Ondo Catholic Diocese, confirmed on Sunday, December 6, 2019, that the abductors had called and demanded the ransom.
He said, “I was told from their parish today that the abductors have contacted the church and they were demanding a ransom of N100 million.
That is the latest for now. They have not been released.” The state police public relations officer, Femi Joseph, said the state commissioner of police had ordered the men of the command to go after the hoodlums.
He said, “We have moved in our men to go after the bandits. In this type of operation, we are being very careful because we want a situation that the victims would be rescued unhurt. So we are working on it.”