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Herdsmen demand N20m for catholic priest abducted in Delta



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Daredevil Fulani herdsmen who kidnapped the parish priest of Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Issele-Azagba, Issele-Uku Diocese, Delta State, Rv. Fr Jude Onyebadi, have reduced the ransom of the Rev Father from N50 million to N30 million.

Efforts are currently underway to effect the release of Rv. Fr Jude who is a renowned philanthropist and owner of one of the biggest commercial pineapple farms in the state after he was kidnapped last Friday.

But the Director of Communications of the Diocese, Rev. Fr. Charles Uganwa said that the church will never pay ransom to any kidnapper to free one of its own.

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Reacting to the incident, Delta State Police Command spokesman, DSP Andrew Aniamaka gave assurances that Rev, Fr Jude will soon be released safely while also urging the church and his family to cooperate with security operatives.

“We are combing the bushes and very soon, he will be freed. I can assure you that we are monitoring the kidnappers who keep shifting from one location to the other, but no matter how they may try to hide hide, we will get them. We are not just going to rescue the victim, we will also ensure that the hoodlums are arrested and brought to book,” he assured.


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    December 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    You see, and sultan was saying they should not call them Fulani again. Those fulanis are devil’s reincarnate.

  2. Emmanuel Alayegbami

    December 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    we need to declare war on these fulani herdsmen . anywhere they are seen, they should be eliminated.

    • seyi jelili

      December 20, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      be careful on what you air out. the major people perpetrating this evil are from Niger and not Nigeria.

    • Animashaun Ayodeji

      December 20, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Declaring war on the Fulani Herdsman is like declaring war on President Buhari. Let the President handle them himself.

  3. yanju omotodun

    December 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    these fulani herdsmen will soon be worst than the boko haram if care is not taken. we need to be proactive .

  4. Margret Dickson

    December 20, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    “… that the church will never pay ransom to any kidnapper to free one of its own,” this is cruel and evil, this shows the church on’t care if he’s killed or tortured. Jesus!

    • Amaka Okoro

      December 21, 2016 at 4:20 am

      Not that they don’t care but they leave the battle for the lord to fight

  5. Roland Uchendu Pele

    December 20, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    So the church will never pay a ransom for its own. That is a shocker!

    • Joy Madu

      December 21, 2016 at 4:12 am

      If truely that the priest is serving a living God that means he will come out free without ransom

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