Defence & Security

Police confirm priest’s abduction

Akwa Ibom State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of a Catholic Priest, Alphonsus Uboh, at the church premises in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, describing the development as unacceptable.

State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, disclosed this to the newsmen in Mkpat Enin LGA.

He said that the priest was abducted on Sunday, at Ikot Abasi along Ekparakwa Etinan road in Mkpat Enin LGA by unknown gunmen at about 7:30p.m.

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SP Macdon said, “Preliminary findings show that the abductors who came with two motorcycles went to the back fence of the victim’s house and whisked him away.

“The Commissioner of Police, Andrew Aniengheme, was very saddened at the development and said that it is unacceptable,” he said.

Macdon said that all hands would be on deck to ensure that police rescue the priest and perpetuators brought to book.

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