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Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest And A Seminarian Near A Military Checkpoint In Abia, Demand N50m Ransom

A Catholic priest identified as Rev. Fr Chinedu Nwadike, has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Abia State.

It was gathered that the victim, who is the Deputy Registrar of Spiritan University Nneochi (SUN) was kidnapped alongside a seminarian, Emmanuel Nwafor, on Umunnochi-Ihube road by the Enugu-Okigwe road on Friday, August 12, 2022.

A source who is familiar with the incident said their abductors have contacted their families and demanded a N50m ransom.

The source said:

“Rev. Fr. Dr. Chinedu Nwadike, (Cssp), from Umuezeanoruo Eziama, Nkwerre LGA, Imo State and a young Seminarian, Emmanuel Nwafor (Pre Postulant), were on Friday, 12th August, 2022 kidnapped on their way to Enugu State, Umunnochi area, along Enugu-Okigwe Road.

“Both are members of the Holy Ghost Congregation missionaries, living their lives of sacrifice and selflessness in service to a better society. He is currently the deputy registrar of SUN (Spiritan University Nneochi).”

Fr Nwadike was kidnapped shortly after driving out of the gate of his university, Spiritan University Nneochi (SUN), on his way to Enugu.

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