January 24, 2021

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Catholic priest kidnapped while traveling to Anambra

A Catholic priest has been kidnapped while he was travelling to Anambra state for his father’s burial.

The priest identified as Rev. Fr. Valentine Oluchukwu Ezeagu was traveling to Igboukwu located in Aguata local government area Anambra state when four armed men ambushed him at Umulolo in Arondizugu and forced him into the back of the car

The kidnap took place on Tuesday, Dec 15, the Office of the Secretary General, Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy Generalate announced in a statement.

His late father’s vigil Mass is to hold on Wednesday,  Dec 16, and his funeral on Thursday, Dec 17.

The Generalate is asking for prayers for his “immediate release” so that he can attend his father’s funeral.

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