Stella Dimoko Ebonyi State Police Rescue Kidnapped Catholic Priest


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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Ebonyi State Police Rescue Kidnapped Catholic Priest

The Police in Ebonyi state have rescued a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Timothy Nwanja, abducted by gunmen in Okpokueze Nkomoro community, Imoho Development Centre, Ezza North Local Government Area of the State, barely 24 hours after he was kidnapped.

Also rescued was the cook to the priest who was also abducted along side with her boss while the police said that they arrested one of the suspected kidnappers.

Police spokesman in the state, Mrs Loveth Odah, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, who conformed the rescue said that the police acting on tip off, raided the criminals’ hideout.

She narrated that while the cleric was having his dinner, the kidnappers sneaked into his room adding that the priest’s cook who had gone upstairs to get water from the refrigerator was first captured. When the priest heard the loud screaming, he ran upstairs to know what was going on and they also captured him. One of them was familiar with the area while the two were not.

They took him away in his own vehicle. They blindfolded him and tied his ears so that he won’t be able to listen to their interaction. At a point, they separated the cook and the priest. They allowed the cook to go but it was a plot,” she narrated.

She said that the criminals had planned to request the sum N100 million ransom from the Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese in the morning before they ran out of luck.

from The Nation


  1. Is this the reigning one now?
    Kidnapping Priests?

    Thank God he was rescued.

  2. The Catholic Church does not negotiate with kidnappers.
    The sooner the so called kidnapper realize this the better

  3. I hope the National Assembly has passed d death sentence penalty for kidnappers?let it start now so that kidnapping will stop


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