Gunmen Abduct Four Catholic Sisters In Imo State

Four Catholic sisters have been kidnapped at Umulolo community along Okigwe-Enugu Expressway in Imo State.

This latest abduction was confirmed in a statement issued by the Secretary-General, The Sisters Of Jesus The Saviour (Generalate), Sister Zita Ihedoro.

According to the statement, they were on the way to a morning mass when they were kidnapped. She identified the sisters as Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu, and Benita Agu.

In a statement issued by Secretary – General of the Religious Order, Reverend Sister Zita Ihedoro,   asked all religious faithful to pray for the quick and safe return of the victims.
The statement which was tagged ” sad news” read ” sisters Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu are kidnapped.
” Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is with great pain that we bring to your notice the kidnapping of four of our sisters mentioned above.
” The sad event of their abduction occurred around Okigwe- Umulolo axis this morning shortly after the sisters were on their way to thanksgiving mass of our sister.
” We implore for an intense prayer for their quick and safe release. May Jesus the savior listen to our prayers and may our mother Mary intercede for the unconditional release of our dear sisters.”

While praying for the unconditional release of the four sisters, the body called on all religious faithful to pray for the quick and safe return of the victims.

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Meanwhile, when contacted, the Imo state Police Public Relations Officer, Mike Abattam, said the command has gotten a report of the incident.

He noted that the Commissioner of Police immediately drafted men from the anti-kidnapping unit to comb bushes along the area to ensure that the sisters are rescued as soon as possible.

Sunday’s abduction took place in the same axis where the Methodist Prelate, Samuel Uche, was kidnapped a few months ago.

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