Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Ondo


Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Rev. Fr. Joseph Ajayi, the parish priest of St. Peter Clavar, Ilara Mokin, in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The priest was kidnapped along Akure-Ikere expressway while on a trip.
The abduction of the clergyman was confirmed on by the Catholic Diocese of Ondo.
Rev. Fr. Victor Ibiyemi who confirmed the abduction of Rev. Fr. Ajayi, said he was kidnapped by some unknown gunmen.

It was further learnt that the incident happened while the priest was travelling in his Toyota Corolla car.

A source revealed that the cleric was traveling to Akure, the Ondo State capital from Ikere, Ekiti State, when the hoodlums struck and whisked him away.

The Secretary to the Bishop of Ondo Catholic Diocese, Jude Arogundade, Rev. Fr. Victor Ibiyemi, who confirmed the incident said the abductors had contacted the church, demanding a sum of N20million ransom.

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