A reverend father, Christopher Ogaga, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Delta State.
Ogaga is the parish priest of Emmanuel Catholic Church in Aragba, Okpe Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Mustapha, who confirmed the abduction on Monday, the priest was abducted on Saturday along Arava-Oviri-Orere-Okpe Road while travelling to another parish in Warri.
According to him, Ogaga was said to have left Aghalopke for Warri to help the parish priest of Mother of Redeemer Catholic Church, Airport Junction, Effurun for the three masses on Sunday morning when he was kidnapped.
Mustapha added that the abducted clergyman is the Principal of St. Peters Clavers College, in Aghalokpe area of the state.
The officer said operatives of the command had begun a search to ensure the safe return of the priest.