20181027

Five Catholic 'Sisters' Kidnapped In Delta

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted five Catholic nuns in one fell swoop in Delta State. They are of the Order of the Missionary of Martha and Mary in Agbor, under the Issele-Uku Diocese.

It was learnt that the victims were returning from a 
burial ceremony in the East when the hoodlums struck around the Railway Line near Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.

The hoodlums reportedly intercepted the private vehicle of the nuns, and shot at their vehicle, injuring two nuns on the leg before making away with the other five.

In a text message to The Punch in Asaba, a priest in the diocese stated: “Please, pray for the release of five MMM Sisters kidnapped at Agbor, and two other MMM Sisters in the same vehicle shot at the leg region. The Sisters were on their way from the East where they went for a funeral.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, who confirmed it on Friday night, said the victims were in a private vehicle when the hoodlums struck, adding that the identity of the victims were yet to be ascertained.

Mustafa said the command has already mobilised its operatives who he said are now on the trail of the kidnappers to possibly rescue the victims unhurt.