Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Akwa Ibom As Kidnappers Demand N50 Million Ransom

By SaharaReporters, New York

Insecurity in Akwa Ibom heightened on Tuesday following the kidnap of a priest two days after Gov. Godswill Akpabio took oath of office to provide protection to lives and property to residents of Akwa Ibom state.

The Catholic Priest of Urua Edere-Obo Parish in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was the victim of the kidnap gang.

Rev. Father Akaniyene Ntebono was allegedly kidnapped at about 8:00 pm on his way to the school compound where he serves as an acting principal.

The kidnappers have reportedly made a request of N50 million ransom before the clergyman can be released.

SaharaReporters gathered that his abductors trailed him with motorcycles zeroed-in on him as he was driving close to the premises of Notre Damme Girls Secondary School, Urua Edere Obo.

As soon as approached the compound, the kidnappers waylaid him close to the school compound and shot into the air to scare people from coming to rescue him.

They finally abducted him and took him to an unknown destination on a motor bike and abandoned his car on the road.

The Catholic Bishop of Ikot Ekpene Diocese, Rev. Camilus R. Umoh has expressed sadness on the unfortunate incident which according to him is the second in the diocese in the recent past.

Rev. Camilus Umoh urged the people during a vigil night at the premises to pray for the immediate release of the young priest without harm.

The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) ASP Oyeakea Oji told SaharaReporters in a telephone conversation that he was yet to be briefed about the incident.

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akpabio u are the worst

akpabio u are the worst governor in Nigeria.u are just thesame like bankole and u will face thesame EFCC after your term as a governor.u are nothing but an idiot son of a monkey.kiss my ass akpabio

FAILURE N CURSES

It ıs obvıous that Akpabıo ploted faılure agaınst hımself by not honourıng the terms he engages hıs retarded toggs durıng campaıgn,and electıon rıggıng,afterjoınıng forces wıth securıty men n ınec, he rewared the later two groups, n refused to reward hıs own ınvented group, now the boys have resumed back at the kıdnappıng mınıstry he created ın the state,n theır 1st assıgnment ıs to ıncure curses by kıdnappıng the preıst. What a shame.may the almıghty God delıver Akwa Ibom state from men.

Rev Fr should be spared

Nigeria turning to something else and all kind of things are happening in our time. How can somebody touch the anionted one? Any hope in Nigeria. May God come to our rescue. Catholics and entire christians should embark on prayer and fasting, our God who knows best will intervene not in our own wisdom but in God's way. Vegence is for God.

The fact is dat d Nigerian

The fact is dat d Nigerian system is corrupt...FINIsH!
From d president to d legislators to even religious leaders.
I thing its high time we d ordinary pple took a stance in getting things done d best way we can.
We know wot to do and r willing to do des things...let's rise up and act go soolidarity!

As far as am concerned, I'll

As far as am concerned, I'll say dis is a classic case of "when d head is rotten, d rest ofg d body rots with it". We can go on talking and analysing and debating forever, der still will be no change unless der's a way to flush out des misfits frm d healms of power. How can u av a thug for a governor and expect peace, wot do u expect frm some1 who surrounds himself wit goons and dropout? Wot more can I say? THe streets of AkwaIbom is ruled by tyrrany, while d pplewallow up in mediocrity just bcoz dey got some favours.

kingdom led by evil pdp akpabio promise

akpabio hidding under godwill to do evil to spite same jonathan gang brother in jc. if akpanododeghe was allow to lead them ibomites in past election this kidnapping maybe gone or reduced . but akpabio will continue his mayhem on opposition be them church goer or sitdown look member of akwa-ibom. what katsina-alu do to kill his wife by strangle poison he claimed to be wildwind is on its way to akpabio and his immediate pdp state caucus, as katsina alu has less 3yrs to join his ocultic victim as jonathan disappointment news will be the disguise of excuse.l

He who knows not and knows not that he knows not, is a fool.

The most coward of the persons I have ever met are those who talk and write nonsense, and will never reveal their identity because the 'Nonsense' they wasted their time in talking and writing already accuse them of dinning with stupidity. Let whoever that has posted the foregoing think twice. I have a prediction to make: A DAY COMES WHEN THE GIVER OF THIS NONSENSE WILL HAVE THE 'SHORTEST TIME' TO RECANT HIS/HER UNGUARDED EXPRESSIONS.

We ask the will of God to be done in Nigeria as we continue relentlessly to speak out against corruption and negligence, which pave the way to numerous misdemeanors in our country.

Chijiokem - Anambra

peace

LET THERE BE PEACE IN AKWA IBOM, I BEG UNA.

This is complete madness

We have been condemning the activities of the Boko Harams and yet the so called kidnappers are parrading themselves even in broad day light to kidnap people. We blame the government when she sent the army to Odi. Does the Urua Edere-Obo people want the government to carry out the same actions on them? It is better they set the Priest free and stop the useless act.
The Police should stand up and work to fish out the idiots and not to wait in their offices to be briefed on the issue.

How long shall we live with these monsters?

Akawa ibom people have suffered immensly from the activities of kidnappers. We've lost precious lives, families have flee the state for seafty, the hospitality industry is almost dead. The level of capital flight is worrisom. Every rich person in Akwa ibom is compelled by these monsters to have alternative abodes in CALABAR,PORT HAROURT,LAGOS or ABUJA . The police,governor and other relevant authorities should stop playing politics with human live!

Let him Die to meet GOD

Since you "sheeple" believe - heaven is your home and you can not get there without death, then, let
no ransom be paid and let the kidnappers kill him.

After all, heaven is his home and God ( who sent a white man to represent him) is his father.

Also, if truly he is serving a LIVING GOD, then, let him pray and ask GOD to rescue him.

Stupid people !

OFF DUTY ELECTION THUGS

Are these not remnants of thugs used for the s-election of Akpabio? More of the same for those with spineless houseboy/housegirl mentality!

MAY GOD FORGIVE THEM

I PRAY HE SHOULD SET FRY WIHTOUT ANY HARM.
MAY GOD FORGIVE THEM THE KIDNAPPERS FOR THE WORST THEIR WILL DO IS TO KIDNAP THE MAN OF GOD.

Its all your weak presido fault

Badluck goodluck thin is the useless man here not Buhari, its the president who should take action but he is too weak and he will remain so because his past and present corruption loads are too much for him.

Governors collect security

Governors collect security vote yet there is no security. There should be a law that any state where kidnapping takes place , the GOV will forfeit the security vote for that month. If this is implemented, kidnapping will stop.

AFTER RIGGING AND THUGGERY? KIDNAPPINGS!

My surprise and concern is during electioneering activities kidnappings stopped in Aks,just after the oath taking it re-commenced,it's either the government brokered a cease-action with the boys or they have stopped engaging them....a young man had dared last year to question the governor, if all these was a coincidence,instead of answering the question,the political class was procured to call for is head,now a harmless priest is the victim,what a shame!

Nigerians are screwed in the

Nigerians are screwed in the head! For all the density of churches, one per 5 persons, we still live in the most thieving country on earth. People should train their children to boycott these churches.

PASTORS SCUTTLED THE

PASTORS SCUTTLED THE PRESIDENCY OF BUHGARI/BAKARE, BECAUSE BAKARE IS NOT LIKE THEM, AND BUHARI WILL NOT PATRONISE THEM LIKE MONKEY JONATHAN, WHO WENT KNEELING DOWN IN FRONT OF dTHEM TO LAY FILTHY HANDS ON HIS HEAD. AS HE VISITED ADEBOYE, HE ALSO WENT SEVERALLY TO TB JOSHUA FOR MAGICAL POWERS. THE GUY IS SUCH A DISASTER

Madness

Who is going to pay the 50 million, is it God? My major concern is the punishment and ordeal the priest will go through.

Also, its glaring that the people involved a bunch of illetrates except they know what we dont know about the said priest.

its business as usual in Akwa Ibom

it is a common thing to be kidnapped in Akwa Ibom State, i wonder what the government is doing about this. the list of kidnapped victims is running high here confirm that on www.ibomvillagesquare.com thanks to PDP.

Kidnappings, killings, bombings....Nothing has changed........

Is President GEJ correct to tell the world in his inurgural speech that the time of lamentation in Nigeria is over , when Kidnapping, extra-judicial killings, armed robbery, intimidation and assassination are still rampant, going on, in all parts of Nigeria. In Warshaw-Poland, recently,President B.Oboma said;" democracy is not necessarily conducting a free and fair election as some claim to have done, it means many things". Maybe he was refering to Nigeria whose leaders do not listen to public cries. Maybe not and definitly, not to Poland. But a good lession is embedded in that remark made after Nigerian elections are over. I have always said; Nigerian democracy is a mere sham because Nigeria lacks solid basis required for democracy to germinate flourish and grow. Ethnic groups are not united, religious groups are not united,political groups are at war with each other.That is not democracy.
Umu oke,-Germany.

my brother am a catholic and

my brother am a catholic and one million times i will agree with u beca the Nigeria problem has a lot of backing from the foolish CAN. note CAN is a political body to collect money from government it is never a religions body even duo our so call churches formed it

THE END OF AKPABIOISM IS AT HAND

What a way to start the new reign of Emperor Akpabio!!!. I advise him to quickly call Ohakim for counsel because the Church will be forced to take a stand after his praises on them

Kidnapping is the norm in Niger Delta

Kidnapping,lying,militancy,419 and all sorts of vices are norms inherited from role models in Niger Delta. Very soon parents would start kidnapping their kids or in-laws.Fools indeed

ıbrahım/ kıdnappers ın ak ıb state.

Ibrahım and the lıke poeple are the agents of ethnıcıtıes descrımınatıon wıth theır unbalance n bıas comments or vıews,a man ıs held up condıtıonally, you now compare that to a none nourtheners that were alwsys kılled at wıll, at a slıtest provocatıon or mısunderstandıng ın your regıon:
THE GOVERMENT OF AKWA IBOM: should take full responsıbılıty for theır ınabılıty to sbdue every act of crımımalıtıes, espacıally kıdnappıng that ınvaded the state durıng Akpabıo regıme, ıt,s tıme for hıs goverment to cear the state from thıs murddy and dented ımage that has never been known for: TOTAL AND HONEST REBRANDING that wıll be vısıble to all: GOD BLESS the land of promıse:

A FAILED GOVERNMENT!

Where there is insecurity nothing seems to be good.for agovt that disregards people's lives is no govt.This is just one in a billion perpetrated in our own Nigeria! God shall fight for the innocents.F

@Hamilton Buhari never told

@Hamilton Buhari never told his supporters to klll people rigging election. what he said was people should vote, guard and escort thier vote and they should not allow any body to temper with it. This was sanction by GEJ when he publically said on NTA after primary election of Silva in Bayelsa that "he voted and stay to guard his vote".

If there is any media where Buhari was quoted, not an ordinary report from our Chequed jounalist (trying to define his statement to faint him black trying to pay thier masters or please some ethnic bigots) lets have it or hand it over to the panel.

may GOD for give nigeria

it is only in this country that man of GOD is nothing to the people.can you imagine group of people kidnapped a priest just bcos of money.may GOD for give them cos they do not know what they are doing

Emergency

I don't think declaring a state of emergency in Akwa Ibom will stop kidnaping and other vices. Let us continue to seek God's face and pray for the peace of our land. Let us always know that no evil deed can go unpunish.

Why Attract Curse to Yourself And Generation

Why would this kidnappers attract curse to them self by kidnapping a servant of God? It is bad to kidnap, it is worst to do that on an anointed one.
For kidnapping a priest, this is their last adventure if they do not repent.

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