Gunmen have kidnapped four Catholic priests in Delta State.

This was confirmed by the state Police Command on Wednesday. According to  state commissioner of Police, Mr. Muhammad Mustafa, the priests were abducted  at Umutu/Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

He said that the  priests were  heading to Benin from Warri in a convoy, when the gunmen waylaid  and  whisked them to an unknown location.

However, he assured that the kidnapped priests would be rescued.

Meanwhile, the vehicles in which the priests were travelling have already been recovered by a team of anti-kidnapping policemen drafted from Delta and Edo states.