Unknown gunmen, today abducted five Catholic nuns of the Order of the Missionary of Martha and Mary in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.
Vanguard Nigeria learnt that the victims were said to be returning from a burial ceremony in the eastern part of the country when the hoodlums struck around the Railway Line near Agbor.
The hoodlums intercepted the private vehicle of the nuns and shot at the vehicle of the clerics, injuring two nuns on the leg region before making away with the other five.
As at the time of filing this report, the abductors were yet to make contact with the leadership of the Catholic community in Issele-Uku Diocese.
A priest in the diocese said in a text message:
“Please pray for the release of five MMM Sisters kidnapped on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Agbor, and two other MMM Sisters in the same vehicle shot at the leg region. The Sisters were on their way from the east where they went for a funeral.”