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Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest In Imo



Suspected gunmen on Sunday kidnapped a Catholic priest, Rev. Prof. Izu Marcell Onyeocha in Imo State.

It was gathered that the cleric was kidnapped in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State along Enugu -Port Harcourt Express Road.

Onyeocha who is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities at the Imo State University, is a native of Avuru Community in Ikeduru Local Government Area.

The Catholic priest was travelling back to Owerri from Enugu when he was abducted.

An eyewitness disclose that Onyeocha was driving when the gunmen forced him to stop by shooting sporadically into the air.

However, it was not clear if the priest was alone in the car, but an eyewitness said that the villagers heard some sporadic shooting and later confirmed the identity of the victim with his cassock and identity card.

This is coming less than four months after the the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri, Bishop Moses Chikwe, was abducted.

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