Update: Abducted Catholic Priest regains freedom in Enugu State

Abducted Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Theophilus Ndulue, has been released. Police spokesman in Enugu State SP Ebere Amaraizu said on Sunday that Ndulue reunited with the Catholic Diocese of Enugu.

“I have learnt that he has been released and reunited with the church. However, I do not have more details concerning the release now,’’ the police spokesman said.

Rev. Fr. Benjamin Achi, Director of Social Communication of Catholic Diocese of Enugu, was not available to provide more light on Ndulue’s release. But a Facebook post by a Catholic faithful, Nkechi Onyewuchi said Ndulue was rescued between Eke and Egede in Udi Local Government Area.

Ndulue was abducted on his way home from a pastoral council meeting by unidentified gunmen along Amansiodo Road in Ndiagu-Oghe, Ezeagu Local Government Area on Friday evening. He was kidnapped along with Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) President of his Parish.

However, the CWO President was released an hour later while Fr. Theophilus was held hostage. Ndulue is the Parish Priest of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ihuonyia in Amansiodo community.

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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