Gunmen kidnap a popular Catholic priest

A popular Catholic priest , Rev Fr Basil Gbuzuo has been kidnapped.

 The Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha  disclosed that in a statement made avà,, on Thursday,16, May 2024

According to the statement, I’m by the Chancellor of the Onitsha Archdiocese, Rev Fr Prudentus Aroh and made available to newsmen, the incident occurred on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, around 8 am along the Eke Nkpor-Obosi bypass.

Pix: Rev Fr. Gbuzuo

The statement added that His Grace, Most Rev. Valerian M. Okeke, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha, has asked prop8goodwill to earnestly pray for the quick and safe release of the priest. The Archdiocese is also intensifying m to secure Fr. Gbuzuo’s freedom.

It commended Fr. Gbuzuo to the “powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Priests, for his speedy release from the hands of his kidnappers.”

As of now, the abductors have not established any contact with the Archdiocese or the priest’s family. The police and other security agencies have been notified and are working to investigate the incident and ensure the safe return of Rev. Fr. Basil Gbuzuo.

The Catholic community in Anambra and beyond is deeply saddened by this news and is rallying in prayer and support for the safe release of their beloved priest. The Archdiocese has urged all to remain calm and vigilant as the search for Fr. Gbuzuo continues.

Author-Maureen Ikpeama

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