A Catholic priest has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Enugu state. Arinze Madu, a vice-rector at the Queen of Apostle Spiritual Year Seminary, Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu local government area of the state, was kidnapped at the gate of the institution on Monday evening.
Mr Benjamin Achi, the Enugu Catholic Diocese’s director of communication confirmed this to newsmen. He said;
“Yes, father Madu has been kidnapped. He was kidnapped at the seminary where he works; Queen of Apostle, Imezi-Owa, where he is serving. Some unknown armed men accosted him while he was driving out of the seminary and they whisked him away yesterday evening.”
“The security operatives are already on it and the PPRO of the state spoke about it this morning that they have received the information and they are working hard to effect his release. So, we hope for the best.”
The diocese has not been contacted by the kidnappers for a ransom.