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Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Imo

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Yet-to-be-identified gunmen have kidnapped a Catholic priest, Rev Fr Kingsley Eze, in Umuekebi, Osuoweerre, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

Pmnews.ng learnt that the priest, who is in charge of St Michael’s Catholic Parish in Umuekebi, was kidnapped on Thursday night.

The priest was reportedly abducted alongside one other man identified as Uchenna Newman at

Orieama Junction at about 8:00 pm.

According to reports, the gunmen had robbed shop owners at the junction before leaving the scene with the victims to an unknown destination.

Efforts by Pmnews.ng to reach the state police command proved abortive as the Police Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, was unable to take his calls.

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