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Catholic Priest abducted in Imo



A priest, Rev. Prof. Izu Marcell Onyeocha of the Catholic Archdiocese of Imo, has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.

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.

NewsWireNGR gathered that he was abducted around 7:00 a.m at Ihube Community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State along Enugu -Port Harcourt Express Road.

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

Sources say, the cleric was driving when the gunmen accosted him.

The 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 was however yet to confirm the report as at the time of filing this story.

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