On Monday (December 28, 2020), unknown armed abducted the Bishop of Owerri Catholic archdiocese, Moses Chikwe.
Mentorslinks confirmed from Punch Newspapers, that the prelate, who is expected to take over from the diocesan archbishop, A.J.V Obinna, when he retires in 2021, was kidnapped alongside his driver at the World Bank area of Owerri, the state capital.
A source said the gunmen kidnapped the auxillary bishop and his driver in his car and whisked them away.
Hours later, the vehicle of the kidnapped prelate was found in front of the archdiocesan headquarters in Owerri.
The Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said although no official complaint had been made at any of the police formations in the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, had activated the tactical units of the command to rescue the prelate.