Niger Delta militants kidnap 4 British missionaries

Niger Delta militants kidnap 4 British missionaries

- Four British missionaries were kidnapped in Delta state

- The perpetrators were said to be Niger Delta militants

- The police said no ransom has been demanded yet

Kidnappers suspected to be Niger Delta militants have kidnapped four missionaries in Delta state.

The Guardian reports that the militants abducted the missionaries on Friday, October 13.

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Andrew Aniamaka who is the state commissioner of police confirmed the kidnapping of the missionaries who were said to offer free medical service to the people in the region.

He said: "The abductors have not made any contact but we are doing our investigations to know the motive and have them rescued without jeopardising their lives.

“Information available to us shows they are missionaries giving free medical services.”

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BBC reports that locals confirmed that the missionaries have been living in the rural part of the state for more than 10 years providing free humanitarian service.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported earlier that an Italian priest, Maurizo Pallu, was kidnapped on Thursday, October 12 by gunmen in Benin city, Edo state.

The priest was reportedly snatched in broad day light, few days after a professor at the University of Benin was killed right in front of his residence in the state.

The 63-year-old priest, who had been stationed in Nigeria for three years, was travelling with a group of four other people when they were attacked and robbed by armed men who took Pallu but let the others go.

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Source: Naija.ng

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