A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Marcellinus Obioma Okide, has been kidnapped in Udi, Enugu State, Nigeria.
He was abducted on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at about 5 pm.
Rev. Fr. Marcellinus Obioma Okide was travelling along the Eke-Egede-Affa Road in Enugu, Nigeria.
The Rev. Fr, who serves at St. Mary Amofia-Agu Affar Parish, was on his way out of the church after mass when the incident occurred.
Enugu Diocese has issued a special appeal to the Catholic faithful and the public for prayers for the kidnapped priest, hoping for his swift and safe release.
In a statement signed by Rev. Fr. Wilfred Chidi Agubuchie, the Diocesan Chancellor and Secretary said, “Invoking the Lord’s intervention to free Rev . Fr. Okide from the clutches of his captors and to safeguard the nation of Nigeria is our concern now”.
As of press time, the said kidnappers of the priest are yet to call for Ransome.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.