Thursday, 29 September 2016

Fulani Herdsmen who kidnapped Catholic Priest in Enugu demand for N2.5 million


Some Catholic priests were attacked by
Fulani Herdsmen in Enugu State on Sept 26th.

According to reports, the priests Rev Fr
Chetanna Jude Chukwuneke, Fr Emmanuel
Dim and Fr Prof Ezeokana were in a car
passing along Obimo in Uzo-Uwani when
the suspected herdsmen emerged from a
bush in a bad spot of the road, and
attacked.

While Fr Chukwuenke and Fr Prof Ezeokana escaped, Fr Emmaniuel Dim was
abducted. A 2.5 million Naira ransom has
now been demanded before he is released.

This was revealed today by the Director of
Communications at the Nnewi Catholic
Diocese, Rev. Fr. Hygi Aghaulor. According
to him, the kidnappers of Rev. Fr. Dim –
the Rector of Fr. Tansi Major Seminary in
Onitsha, Anambra, have demanded a
ransom for his release. Aghaulor confirmed that Dim was kidnapped around 7 p.m while the three catholic priests were
returning from Nsukka to Onitsha and
Nnewi.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference has
however directed that no ransom be paid.
Aghaulor requested that Nigerians join hands to pray the priest’s release.

“We call on people of goodwill to continue
to pray for the immediate release of the
Vincentian priest. We are tempted to
wonder if Nigeria is on the verge of
collapse. All over the country, women are
being raped and intimidated, innocent
Nigerians are being slaughtered,’’ Aghaulor
said.

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