Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Amodu, Kidnapped Along Otukpo – Ugbokolo Road, Benue State


A Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Peter Amodu, has been reportedly kidnapped along the Otukpo – Ugbokolo Road, Benue State.

He was said to be on his way to celebrate the Holy Mass at Okwungaga – Ugbokolo in Benue State.

According to statement released by the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo signed by Rev. Fr. Joseph Aboyi Itodo, the incident occurred on July 6, 2022 at about 5.00pm along Otukpo – Ugbokolo Road, Benue State.

The statement reads in part:

“The Lord Ordinary, Most Rev. Michael Ekwoyi Apochi, has called on all Christ’s Faithful in the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo and beyond to earnestly pray for his quick and safe release as we intensify efforts to ensure his release.

“We commend our brother and all those in the kidnappers’ den to the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for their speedy and safe release from the hands of their abductors”.


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