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Kidnapped Nigerian Catholic Priest Freed After 10 Days



A Catholic priest, Rev. Father Mark Chimezie Godfrey of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Umuahia, Abia State has been launched after spending 10 days within the kidnappers’ den.

Rev Fr Godfrey was kidnapped alongside Enyiukwu Street, Ohokobe Afaraukwu group, Ibeku within the Umuahia North Native Authorities Space of the state on October 13, 2021. 

He was launched on Saturday, October 23, The Punch studies.


The event was introduced by the Catholic Diocese of Umuahia by means of an announcement signed by the Catholic Bishop of Umuahia, Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji. 

Bishop Ugorji thanked God for answering the prayers of the diocese. 

He additionally expressed gratitude to all bishops, clergymen, consecrated women and men in addition to all Christian trustworthy who assisted in prayers through the troublesome and making an attempt interval the priest was in captivity.

In the meantime, it was not talked about whether or not any ransom was paid to safe his freedom.

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