Breaking: Parish mourns as kidnappers kill Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia in Edo State

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The Parish Priest of St. Michael Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia, who was abducted on Sunday morning, has been killed by his abductors.

Standard Gazette broke the news of the abduction minutes after the abduction.

The priest was kidnapped at about 6.30am in his rectory while coming out for Sunday Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church Ikabigbo, Uzairue, Edo State.

In a statement on Sunday evening, the Parish Director of Social Communication, Rev. Fr. Peter Egielewa said Christopher Odia was "killed by his abductors."

The statement reads, "With heavy hearts but with total submission to the will of God, we announce the death of our priest Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia, who was killed by his abductors after being kidnapped this morning, 26th June 2022, at about 6.30am in his rectory while coming out to go for Sunday Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church Ikabigbo, Uzairue, Edo State.

"Until his death, Fr Odia was the Administrator of St Michael Catholic Church, Ikabigbo and also the Principal of St. Philip Catholic Secondary School Jattu. He was aged 41. May his soul rest in peace.

"Burial arrangements will be announced by the Diocese later."

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