A Catholic priest, Rev. Father Theophilus Ndulue, has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Enugu.
Fr. Ndulue, Parish priest in Ihuonyia, Amansiod in Ndiagu Oghe, Ezeagu local government area of the state, was kidnapped on his way home along Amansiodo road on Friday evening.
The priest’s abduction followed the kidnap of the Vice-Rector of Queen of the Apostle Spiritual Year Seminary, Imeize Owa, Ezeagu local government area of the state, Father Arinze Madu, who was kidnapped at the Seminary gate on October 29.
At least eight priests of the Catholic Church had been kidnapped in the last eight months, with two killed.
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The Enugu Catholic Communication Director, Rev. Fr. Benjamin Achi, confirmed the abduction of Fr. Ndulue to journalists on Saturday morning.
The spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, Ever Amaraizu, also confirmed the development, saying the incident took place along Amansiodo road on Friday night while the priest was driving to his Parish.
According to him, the priest was kidnapped with a woman, named Stella Nwodo.
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