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Tension as Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap Four Reverend Sisters along Enugu-Okigwe Expressway



Tension rose on Sunday as gunmen suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen ambushed and Kidnapped four reverend sisters of the Catholic Church along Enugu-Okigwe expressway.

The four reverend sisters were kidnapped on their way to morning mass. The kidnapped Rev. sisters are: Sisters Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu.

According to a statement issued by The Sisters Of Jesus The Saviour (Generalate), they were abducted at the Okigwe-Umulolo area of the expressway.

The statement, signed by Sister Zita Ihedoro, the Secretary-General of the religious body, urged religious faithful to pray for the quick and safe return of the victims.

The statement 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 area this morning shortly after the sisters were on their way to thanksgiving mass of our sister.

“We implore for 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.”

The Enugu-Okigwe Expressway has in recent time, become a haven for kidnap activities with abduction of many travellers, including the Primate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Catholic priests.

Last week, a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Chinedu Nwadike was kidnaped along the road and ge regained his freedom two days after.

The State police command was yet to react to the latest abduction on the troubled road.

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