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PHOTO: Suspected Herdsmen Kidnapped Imo Catholic Priest – Police

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PHOTO: Suspected Herdsmen Kidnapped Imo Catholic Priest – Police

PHOTO: Suspected Herdsmen Kidnapped Imo Catholic Priest – Police

The Imo state police command has accused Fulani herdsmen of being behind the abduction of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha.

Orlando Ikeokwu, the state police spokesperson, said Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgotha Catholic Church, World Bank Owerri was kidnapped after his vehicle developed a fault around Ihube in Okigwe LGA.

PHOTO: Suspected Herdsmen Kidnapped Imo Catholic Priest – Police
Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha

Ikeokwu said the Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed has activated all the tactical teams of the Command with a view to rescue the priest and possibly arrest the culprits.

The statement read;

“On 11/04/21, one Bissong Isa Atugu reported that on the 10/03/21, at about 7:45pm ,while driving from Enugu to Owerri with a Nissan Exterra SUV, in company of one Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgotha Catholic Church, World Bank Owerri, the vehicle developed fault around Ihube in Okigwe LGA, and as they stepped down to check the vehicle, a group of people believed to be Fulani herdsmen emerged from the bush and inflicted machete cut injuries on him, while the priest was kidnapped and taken to unknown destination.

“Sequel to the above, the Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed , has activated all the tactical teams of the Command, with a view to rescue the priest, and possibly arrest the culprits.

“He however calls for calm as the Command will do everything possible to ensure the rescue of the priest.”

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