Gunmen kidnap Catholic bishop, driver in Owerri


Gunmen kidnap Catholic bishop, driver in Owerri December 29, 2020 | EASTERN PILOT   Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Gunmen on Monday kidnapped the…

Gunmen kidnap Catholic bishop, driver in Owerri

December 29, 2020 | EASTERN PILOT 

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

Gunmen on Monday kidnapped the Auxillary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Moses Chikwe.

Our correspondent learnt that the bishop was kidnapped alongside his driver at the World Bank area of Owerri, the state capital.

A source said the gunmen kidnapped the Auxillary bishop and his driver in his car and whisked them away to an unknown destination.

But our correspondent learnt that hours later, the vehicle of the kidnapped cleric was found in front of the archdiocesan headquarters in Owerri.

The Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident when contacted by our correspondent late Monday.

Ikeokwu said though no official complaint had been reported at any of the police formations in the state, the state commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, had activated the tactical units of the command to rescue the kidnapped bishop.

He said the CP had ordered the anti-kidnapping and Quick Intervention Units of the command to ensure the quick release of the victims.



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