Another Catholic Priest Kidnapped, N50m Ransom Demanded
Gunmen have abducted a Catholic priest along Okigwe-Umunneochi Road, between Imo and Abia states, Nigeria’s South-east.
The incident happened on Friday.
The abducted priest, Chinedu Nwadike, is the deputy registrar of the Spiritan University, Abia State.
He was abducted alongside a Catholic seminarian, Emmanuel Nwafor, while they were on their way to Enugu State.
The Director of Communication of the Enugu Catholic Diocese, Benjamin Achi, confirmed the incident Monday morning.
“We got the information from their superiors – Spiritan University. He (Mr Nwadike) was kidnapped. He works at the university,” he said.
Mr Achi, a Catholic priest, said the kidnappers are demanding N50 million ransom.
He described the abduction of the clerics as “sad” and said it was worrisome that hoodlums “have turned their attention to ministers of God” in the country.
“It keeps happening in quick succession, these days,” Mr Achi said.