Kidnapped have kidnapped Rev FrJude Maduka Of Christ The King Parish, Ezinachi/ Ugwuago, Diocese Of Okigwe, Imo State.
The kidnappers struck less than 24 hours after two police officers were killed in the state.
The kidnappers seized Fr. Maduka when he was preparing for the Sunday’s Eucharistic mass celebration.
A priest of the diocese told newsmen that the diocesan leadership had been informed about the incident.
An anonymous worshipper at the church revealed that kidnap of the priest had unsettled the parish and the diocese.
He said, ”It is true. Rev Fr Jude Maduka of Okigwe diocese was kidnapped this morning. He is the parish priest of Christ the King Catholic church at Ezinachi/ Ugwuago in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.
It would be recalled that a few months ago, gunmen kidnapped the Catholic priest of St Paul’s Catholic Paris Osu, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area located in the same Okigwe Catholic diocese.
Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.