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Catholic priest abducted in fierce seizure by gunmen

The priest was returning to his parish when the gunmen ambushed him and stole him from his SUV.

Gunmen (Illustration)

The seizure occurred on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Abak-Ukanafun Road.

Akpan was returning to his parish after ending his duties at the Top Faith International School, Mkpatak where he also served as a teacher.

This was confirmed by a witness who made the disclosure in an interview with Punch News.

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“The criminals blocked him on his way back from his school at Mkpatak, Essien Udim Local Government Area along Abak-Ukanafun Road while returning to his Parish in Ikot Etim, Ukanafun LGA.

“They forced him out of his SUV at gunpoint and bundled him into their car and sped off,” the witness noted.

While associates of the clergyman await contact from the kidnappers, Donald Awunah, the state commissioner of police mentioned that his men have made some progress in connection to the abduction.

According to Awunah, the priest's vehicle has been recovered from a mechanic garage, while those found with it are now helping the police trace the kidnappers.

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