The Catholic Priest of Mother Theresa of Golgotha in Owerri, Imo State capital, Father Marcel Izu-Onyeocha, kidnapped on Sunday, has been freed by his abductors.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Godson Ikeowku, confirmed his release to reporters in Owerri on Monday.
According to him, the priest who was abducted by suspected herdsmen while returning to Imo from Enugu State was freed in Monday’s early hours.
Orlando stated that the priest was released unhurt. However, it was unclear whether the ransom was paid before the release.
The priest who doubles as a lecturer at the Imo State University was abducted on Sunday morning while driving from Enugu State in a Nissan external SUV.
While confirming the incident, the state police command stated that operatives were on top of the situation and would rescue the hostage and apprehend the culprits.