A Catholic priest identified as Rev. Father Osia in Ikabigbo community, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State was on Sunday morning kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The Catholic priest was whisked away by gunmen as he was preparing for Sunday Mass when his residence was invaded.
A source, who preferred to be anonymous said that already, the community vigilante group are combing the bush to ensure they rescue the priest.
According to the source, the gunmen had shot one of the community boys searching for the reverend father, explaining that the victim was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
While confirming the incident, traditional ruler of the community, Bramah Alegeh explained that efforts are going on to ensure the release of the Catholic Priest.
The traditional ruler of the community, Bramah Alegeh further confirmed that the Army in collaboration with local vigilante were combing the bush to ensure the release of the cleric.
SP Chidi Nwanbor, the state Command spokesman promised to get back when contacted but has not up to time of filing the report.