Stella Dimoko Gunmen Abducted Catholic Priests In Anambra State.


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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Gunmen Abducted Catholic Priests In Anambra State.

The incident reportedly took place on Tuesday at Umuleri in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state.

Though the names of the priests could not be ascertained as of press time, a source who did not want to be mentioned, said, “They are priests of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Umueze Anam in Anambra West Local Government.”

The source said the priests were abducted at Umuleri while returning from an official function.

“They were actually kidnapped in the Umuleri area on their way to Umueze Anam. The kidnap took place at Nneyi Umuleri in Anambra East Local Government Area,” the source stated.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said a car belonging to one of the priests had been recovered, while efforts were being made to rescue the victims.

Mohammed stated, “The patrol team attached to the Otoucha Division recovered a light grey Toyota Corolla car with number plate FST 689 FL. The vehicle was abandoned on the Nneyi Umueri Road.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the car belonged to a Reverend Father, who was kidnapped by yet - to - be identified gunmen, who took away the victims and abandoned the vehicle.

“Meanwhile, the case is under investigation and effort is ongoing to rescue the victims and apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to Justice.



  1. Anambra again??? It's well with that state

    1. Anam, Aguleri,Umuleri. These are violence prone communities. A friend is from there and I remember when his dad in the village was matcheted over a little misunderstanding.
      He was talking marriage, I ran!

    2. If I hear marriage. .liar

  2. The rate of killing and kidnapping in that state calls for emergency ahd concern.


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