Two Catholic priests, Father Chochos Kunav and his colleague Father Raphael Ogigba, were kidnapped in the AgbaroOtor area, near Warri, Delta state.
They were taken away on the AgbaroOtor road on Saturday night when they were apparently on their way to Ughelli or Warri.
The Reverend Father Okereke Kizito said in a statement that one of the hostages, Father Chochos, was working in Ibadan and was visiting a colleague from the Catholic Diocese of Warri.
Both of them later went to see another priest around AgbaroOtor and on the way back they were kidnapped.
The statement called for prayers for the priest’s safe release.
“We ask for intense prayers for a quick and safe release.
May Jesus, high priest and good shepherd, take care of his priests, and may our mother, thrice admirable queen and conqueror of Shenstat, intercede for them.”