Gunmen on Thursday abducted six Catholic nuns at Agbor town, Ika South Council Area.
Reports indicate that the nuns were traveling in a commercial bus when gunmen attacked their vehicle at Railway junction, near Emuhu village.
Two captives escaped from the abductors, report further indicated.
The victims were returning from a burial ceremony in the East when the hoodlums struck around the Railway Line near Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The hoodlums reportedly intercepted the private vehicle of the nuns, and shot at their vehicle, injuring two nuns on the leg before making away with the other five.
Punch reports that in a text message to its correspondent in Asaba, a priest in the diocese stated: “Please, pray for the release of five MMM Sisters kidnapped at Agbor, and two other MMM Sisters in the same vehicle shot at the leg region. The Sisters were on their way from the east where they went for a funeral.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, who confirmed it on Friday night, said the victims were in a private vehicle when the hoodlums struck, adding that the identity of the victims were yet to be ascertained.
Mustafa said the command has already mobilised its operatives who he said are now on the trail of the kidnappers to possibly rescue the victims unhurt.