January 27, 2023

January 27, 2023

Kidnapped Cross River Catholic Priest, Church Members Finally Regain Freedom

A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Peter Abang Ochang and church members kidnapped last week, have been released.

Fr. Ochang, who is the chaplain of RCM Parish in the Alok Catholic Diocese of Ogoja in Cross River State, was kidnapped somewhere in Nasarawa State.

He, alongside several members of St Jude Society, were travelling to Abuja on Thursday, November 24, 2022, for important church events when they were waylaid and taken into the bush.

The news of their kidnap was broken during morning Mass on Friday by Rev Fr Dr Fidelis Kajibia, the Administrator of St Benedict’s Cathedral, Igoli Ogoja.

The Chairman of Diocesan Education Board, Catholic Diocese of Ogoja, Peter Nandi Bette, also confirmed the abduction.

Facebook user, Bankong Regina, confirmed the release in a Facebook post on Sunday, November 27, 2022 but didn’t give details.

It was gathered that their abductors had demanded N30m ransom for their release.

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