Catholic priest kidnapped in Anambra

Catholic priest kidnapped in Anambra


Suspected gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Joseph Igweagu in Anambra State.

According to The Nation, he was kidnapped on Wednesday, Oct. 12 on his way home after a vigil Mass at Umunnachi in Njikoka area of the state.

As gathered, Igweagu is the Parish Priest of St. Joseph Parish, Abata Nsugbe, Anambra East Local Government Area of the state.

His kidnap was disclosed via a press statement on behalf of the Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese by the Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prudentius Aroh on Tuesday in Awka, who announced the incident.

The statement titled: “An urgent call for sincere prayer for Kidnap of Rev. Fr Joseph Igweagu”, did not give more details as to whether his abductors had called to demand ransom or not.

“It is with shock but strong faith in the love and protection of God that we announce to the Priests, religious, lay faithful of Onitsha Archdiocese and all men and women of goodwill, the abduction of our Priest Rev. Fr. Joseph Igweagu, the Parish Priest of St Joseph Parish Abata Nsugbe.”