Unknown gunmen kidnaps Catholic priest in Abia state

Rev Fr Godfrey Mark Chimezie of St Theresa Catholic Church in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, has reportedly been kidnapped by armed men suspected of being kidnappers.

According to reports, the Catholic priest was abducted along Enyiukwu Road in Ohokobe Afaraukwu community, Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state.

Chimezie, who is from Enugu State, was kidnapped just after finishing a morning service at St Gabriel, Okpururie on Wednesday morning, according to sources.

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The incident was not reported to the command, according to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna. He was forced out of his Toyota Corolla into their jeep and they sped away to an unknown destination.

“No such report with the police,” the PPRO says. Please inform your contact person that the event should be reported to the police station.”

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