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Insecurity: Catholic priest abducted in Imo

A Catholic priest and a Professor has been abducted by gunmen on Sunday morning.

The Catholic Priest identified as Rev. Prof. Izu Marcell Onyeocha was abducted along Enugu-Port Harcourt Express Road at Ihube Community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo state. The abduction took place around 7:00 in the morning.

The victim is an indigene of Avuru community in Ikeduru council area. He currently works as a lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities at the Imo State University.

According to report, the priest was on his way to Owerri from Enugu when the abduction took place.

A resident of Okigwe said the priest was driving when the gunmen approached him. The gunmen reportedly shut into the air sporadically to force him to stop.

“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”.

It is still unclear if the priest drove alone or not.

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