A Catholic priest popularly known as Rev. Father Osia that was Kidnap in the morning in Ikabigbo community, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State was found dead.
Below is the Saransk Statement By The Catholic Diocese of Auchi, 26th June 2022
Sederot 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.
Karanganom 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
Rev. Fr. Peter Egielewa, Director of Social Communications
Catholic Diocese of Auchi