Thousands of Catholic faithful yesterday trooped down to churches across Edo State to offer special prayers for the release of Rev. Amadasun Idahosa who was kidnapped a few days ago along the Benin-Auchi road by suspected Fulani herdsmen, reported Fides News Agency.

Rev. Amadasun, a former administrator at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Benin city was on his way from the Edo State capital to the university town of Ekpoma where he teaches at the major seminary in Uhiele Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area when the armed herdsmen abducted him.

Several persons who were also kidnapped by the gunmen during the operation last Thursday, July, 9 and marched into the forest are still being held pending the payment of a handsome ransom by either their families or friends before letting go of them.

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