Kidnapped Catholic priest escapes from abductors

Kidnapped Catholic priest escapes from abductors

Isaac Agabi, the Rev Father, abducted last Sunday along Auchi-Igara road, by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, has regained his freedom.

Father Agabi, who is the priest in charge of Holy Name Catholic Church, Ikpeshi, in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, was abducted while on his way back to the parish.

The Rev Father, according to sources close to him, ran away from his abductors in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Director of Communication, Catholic Diocese of Auchi-Igarra, Fr. Peter Egielewa, confirmed Agabi’s escape to Punch.

According to Egielewa, no ransom was paid to secure the release of the victim from his abductors.

He confirmed that Rev. Agabi escaped from the kidnappers when they slept off in the night.

“No ransom was paid. He actually escaped in the night when the kidnappers were asleep. He came out of the bush and was able to come home, no ransom was paid​,” said.

Meanwhile, leaders of the kidnappers who abducted Reverend Agabi are believed to have been apprehended by youths of Ikpeshi, in Akoko-Edo local government area of the State.