Gunmen on Saturday invaded the St. Mary Immaculate Church in Aho community, Owukpa in the Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State.
The gunmen suspected to be kidnappers headed straight for the residence of priest in charge of in the church on their arrival in the community.
Daily Report Nigeria gathered that gunmen resorted to kidnapping a cook to the priest when they couldn’t find him in the church premises.
“The incident happened around evening on Saturday, the village was thrown into confusion when the gunmen suddenly stormed the area and went straight to the Reverend Father’s residence.
“Unfortunately, they did not see him and they (gunmen) decided to go away with a lady found on the premises,” a source told newsmen.
The incident was confirmed by the Ogbadibo Local Government Chairman, Samuel Onu, who said that normalcy has returned to the community.
“Yes, there was an attack yesterday (Saturday) evening, some people came and took away the priest’s cook.
“The incident has been reported to the police and the situation in the area is calm now because some soldiers came to the place from a nearby checkpoint,” Onu said.
The Benue State Police Command spokesperson, SP Catherine Anene, however, said the report was yet to reach her.
“I don’t have this information, please,” Anene said.