Frs. Victor Adigboluja (Ijebu Ode Diocese), Anthony Otegbola (Abeokuta Diocese), Joseph Ediae (Benin Archdiocese) and Obadjere Emmanuel (Warri Diocese) were returning from a special reunion meeting held in Warri. The priests met this week, to commemorate their 10th priestly anniversaries. After a successful reunion in Warri, the priests were relocating to the All Saints seminary in Uhiele- Ekpoma, their Alma Mater, where they were scheduled to continue the celebrations with the seminary community. On their way to Ekpoma, gunmen suddenly ambushed them, spraying the convoy of vehicles with bullets. Some priests managed to escape in their damaged cars while the four priests were captured.
The abductions come hardly two weeks after five religious women of the Congregation of Martha and Mary in the Diocese of Issele-Uku, State of Delta were released. Church authorities have asked the faithful to pray for the release of the priests.