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Gunmen Kidnap Newly Ordained Catholic Priest



A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr Jude Kingsley Maduka of the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe in Imo State, has been kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday.

Maduka is the parish priest of Christ the King’s Parish, Ezinnachi/Ugwaku, Okigwe LGA of the state. He was ordained on September 22, 2012.

The chancellor/secretary of the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe, Rev. Fr Iwuanyanwu speaking on the case said; “He was kidnapped from his New Adoration site at Ogii Village in Okigwe LGA while on inspection at the new site,”

“We solicit your fervent prayers that he may come back to us safe and sound,” he added.

Police spokesman, Henry Okoye, speaking on the incident said the command was yet to be briefed on the incident.


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