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Fulani Herdsmen Kidnap Catholic Priest Jude Onyebadi On His Farm In Delta State, Demand N20M

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Fulani Herdsmen Kidnap Catholic Priest Jude Onyebadi On His Farm In Delta State, Demand N20M

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December 20, 2016 – Fulani Herdsmen Kidnap Catholic Priest Jude Onyebadi On His Farm In Delta State, Demand N20M Ransom

The kidnappers of Rev. Jude Onyebadi of the Catholic Diocese of Issele-Uku in Delta State have demanded N20 million ransom for his release.

Onyebadi, who is the Parish Priest of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church at Issele-Azagba, was kidnapped last Friday at his pineapple farm between Ubulu-Uku and Issele-Uku communities by three gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

A renowned philanthropist, Onyebadi, has one of the biggest commercial pineapple farms in the state.
Sources said the cleric was dragged into the bush by his abductors.

The operation was said to have lasted a few minutes.

The hoodlums reportedly opened negotiations with a bosom friend of the victim and initially demanded for N50 million before reducing it to N20 million, following further negotiations.

But the Director of Communications of the diocese, Rev. Charles Uganwa, said the church would not pay any ransom to the abductors.

Also, the police command assured that the cleric would soon be freed.
It urged the church and all those connected with him to cooperate with security operatives.

Police spokesman Andrew Aniamaka, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said his men were closing in on the hoodlums.

He said: “We are combing the bushes and, very soon, he will be freed. I can assure you that we are monitoring the kidnappers who keep shifting from one location to the other. But no matter how they may try to hide, we will get them.

“We are not just going to rescue the victim. We will also ensure that the hoodlums are arrested and brought to justice.”




  1. Big Aunty Koks

    December 20, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    Are herdsmen now herding people for ransome ??? These kidnap stories by them are becoming too many.
    I pray the priest is returned safely. So cows are moving too slowly for the herdsmen and they now want life at the fast lane? Tiffs !!!

  2. fifelomo

    December 20, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    May the priest return safely.

  3. D Hunter

    December 20, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    But seriously and honestly, these predators called fulani herdsmen are really having it at ease in this country. Illegal imigrants from other countries for that matter dictating the tune. In our own country, in our father‘s land!

    I think we really urgently need to do something about this issue. I realised that the only thing that keeps this demons in this country is their cows.

    Therefore, if we must deal with the problem at hand we must be ready to sacrifice our excessive desires for beef. We must come together and decide to stop buying their cows and in less than no time, we will see the great exodus of fulanis out of Nigeria for good.
    My veiw.

    I take a stroll…

  4. MAN

    December 23, 2016 at 8:35 PM


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