Rivers: Gunmen kidnap cleric, Ekpeye

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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

The Bishop of Ahoada Anglican Diocese, Rt. Reverend Clement Ekpeye, was on Tuesday night kidnapped by gunmen.

In a very brief operation, the kidnappers forced their way into the premises of the bishop and whisked him into a waiting vehicle and drove off.

The incident, it was gathered, occurred at about 8.45pm at the Bishop’s Court on Odiemerenyi Road in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, said investigation had begun.

According to him, the police would do everything possible to ensure the safe return of the bishop.

“He was taken away at gunpoint,” Omoni said.

“Yes, I can confirm to you that it happened on Tuesday night.

“We have begun the investigation and all hands are on the deck to ensure his release. The matter is with us. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad has moved in,” he added.