By Sunday Bassey
The police command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed the abduction of a Catholic priest, Alphonsus Uboh, at the church premises in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state. Uboh is one of several Catholic priests that have been kidnapped in recent time by gunmen.
SP Odiko Macdon, the State Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Mkpat Enin LGA on Monday.
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.
“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.