Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Adrew Anah, Who Was Kidnapped In Delta Yesterday Has Regained Freedom
A Catholic priest, Reverend Father Andrew Anah of the parish priest of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Obomkpa, Delta State who was kidnapped in Delta State, has been released.
Naija News recalls that Father Anah who was kidnapped by gunmen along the Obomkpa/Issele-Uku Road yesterday had been kidnapped twice in less than 12 months.
The Public Relations Officer of the Delta State Police Command, Andew Aniamaka who confirmed the Catholic Priest’s freedom, said the police would ensure that the culprits are apprehended.
Father Anah was first kidnapped in August 2017 along the same road. He was released after an undisclosed sum was allegedly paid.
This comes about 48 hours after Governor Ifeanyi Okowa decried the rising activities of kidnappers in the state. The governor lamented about the crime state while addressing some traditional rulers in Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.
The Obomkpa/Ukwu-Nzu and now Olona axis of Aniocha North have been terrorized by kidnappers for some time now. Apart from the priest, several others have been abducted in the area.
Channels reports that the managing director for a construction company, the Chairman of the Aniocha North Traditional Rulers’ committee, Obi Sunday Olisenweoku and the monarch of Ogodo Community are among those abducted there in recent months.