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Police reveal how kidnappers killed Rev. Father in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command says its men were on the trail of suspected kidnappers who killed a Reverend Father in the state.

Suleiman Balarabe, the State Commissioner of Police gave the hint, Thursday while briefing journalists at the Command’s Headquarters in Enugu.

Narrating how the Reverend father was killed, Balarabe disclosed that Fr. Ugwu was kidnapped on March 13, at his Parish, St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Obinofia Ndiuno, Ezeagu LGA Enugu State and the police made serious efforts to rescue him but to no avail.

Balarabe regretted that the decomposing body of the Reverend father was discovered in a forest on Wednesday, March 20.

He, however, said the police had recovered some ATM cards belonging to the reverend father where they were abandoned by the kidnappers.

The Police boss said the police was on the trail of the kidnappers and was closing in on their gang leader who hails from Oji River in Enugu State.

Balarabe later paraded 11 suspects in connection with cases of kidnapping and armed robbery in Enugu State.

Among the 11 suspects were three suspected kidnappers arrested in Port Harcourt, who were linked to the kidnap of another Reverend Father in Nsukka, Enugu State.

The kidnappers had abducted the Reverend Father while he was returning from the burial of another Reverend Father at Nsukka.

In the attempt to kidnap the Reverend Father, the kidnappers killed one of his parishioners.

The said Reverend father later escaped from the kidnappers.

Recoveries made from the paraded suspects who were mostly of Fulani origin included an Ak 47 rifle, two beretta English pistols, Pump Action Guns and cache of ammunition.


Source: Independent

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