May 16, 2021

Another One:Catholic Priest Abducted By Gunmen in Imo

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The rate at which gunmen operate in Nigeria nowadays is becoming very rampant. It’s another abduction on Sunday morning as a Catholic priest in Imo State has been reportedly kidnapped.

The priest, Rev. Prof. Izu Marcell Onyeocha, was said to have been abducted around 7:00 a.m at Ihube Community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State along Enugu -Port Harcourt Express Road.

The victim, who is a lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities at the Imo State University, is a native of Avuru Community in Ikeduru council area.

He was said to have been on transit from Enugu to Owerri when the incident happened.

According to a resident of Okigwe town, the cleric was driving when the gunmen accosted him.

The gunmen were said to have shot sporadically into the air to force him to stop.

It was not clear if the cleric drove alone but a resident said: “The kidnappers shot sporadically in the air to scare away other road users at the scene of the operation. They drove the cleric in his car at the scene of the incident”.

Imo police spokesperson Orlando Ikeokwu we gathered is yet to respond to this as at the time of filling this report.

 

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