Saturday, 14 October 2017

63-Year-Old Italian Priest Kidnapped In Edo State

 Gunmen And Catholic priest

63-year-old Italian catholic bishop, Maurizio Pallu has been kidnapped on Friday in Benin city, Edo state by unknown gunmen. The priest had been working in Nigeria for 3years before his disappearance.

Pallu was kidnapped with four people after he arrived Benin on Thursday. He was in Haarlem, Netherlands before he was transferred to Nigeria.

Speaking through Catholic bishops' website, the Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan said, "We have faith and continue to hope that in a short time, Pallu will be freed.

" Authorities are doing everything to locate him. The kidnappers should let him go soon because it is not easy to bring an Italian around in the forest without being seen."

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