Canadian Based Nigerian Pastor Abducted At A Burial in Benin.
21 January, 2022.
A Canadian based clergy, Rev. Duke Oliogu who is in charge of Faith Assemblies Ministry, Toronto, Canada has been kidnapped in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
The victim was kidnapped last Sunday 16 January, 2022 in the GRA, Benin City.
Standard Gazette report that he was abducted around 9pm during a visit to his in-law who also came from Canada.
The Pastor was in Benin City to attend the burial ceremony of his mother in-law Mrs Patricia Ekuase Elabor who died last year .
The report said he traveled to Nigeria with his wife for the funeral ceremony which took place at an event center in the GRA in Benin City.
SG further reported that Rev. Duke Oliogu who also work as chaplain of Lakeridge Hospital, Oshawa, Canada, was kidnapped barely a few hours after the social dance.
As at the time of filing this report, he has not been rescued or released and no family member could volunteer any public statement as they are currently appealing to the kidnappers to release him unhurt.
His wife and children want their father to return to Canada safely. They have accordingly appeal to both Edo State and Nigeria government including Canadian Embassy in Nigeria to come to the aid of Rev. Duke Oliogu.
Credit: Standard Gazette