Niger State Police Command Spokesperson, SP Wasiu Abiodun has confirmed the abduction of two priests in the state.
Abiodun said police tactical teams led by the DPO of Tafa Division had been dispatched to the scene.
“The location of the church was discovered to be on the outskirt of the town, which is about an hour drive from Sabon-Wuse, and surrounded with mountains and forest, close to Kagarko are of Kaduna state.”
Abiodun said other seminarians therein have been advised to relocate temporarily while investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The two Priests of St Luke’s Catholic Church, Gyedna, Garam Ward in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State, Fr Paul Sanogo and Seminarian Melchior were kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be bandits on Thursday.
It was gathered that shots were fired into the air before the priests were taken away in the early hours of Thursday at their residence in Gyedna.
Meanwhile, the Catholic Bishop of Minna, Most Rev Dr Martin Igwe Uzoukwu in a message he sent to church members, request for their prayers for the kidnapped victims to return in peace.