Gunmen abduct Catholic Priest in Ondo

Unknown gunmen have abducted Rev. Fr. Joseph Ajayi, the parish priest of St. Peter Clavar, Ilara Mokin, in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.

He was kidnapped along the Akure-Ikere expressway in Ondo State.

The abduction of the clergyman was confirmed on Tuesday evening by the Catholic Diocese of Ondo.

Rev. Fr. Victor Ibiyemi who confirmed the abduction of Rev. Fr. Ajayi, one of the priests in the Diocese to newsmen, said he was kidnapped by some unknown gunmen.

It was further learnt that the incident happened while the priest was travelling in his Toyota Corolla car.

A source revealed that the cleric was traveling to Akure, the Ondo State capital from Ikere, Ekiti State, when the hoodlums struck and whisked him away.

The Secretary to the Bishop of Ondo Catholic Diocese, Jude Arogundade, Rev. Fr. Victor Ibiyemi, who confirmed the incident said the abductors had contacted the church, demanding a sum of N20million ransom.