Gunmen yesterday struck again kidnapping four Reverend sisters of the Catholic Church. They were abducted on their way to morning mass at the Okigwe-Enugu Expressway, which has become a haven for kidnappers and armed robbers.
The four kidnapped Rev. sisters are Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu.
Just last week, a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Chinedu Nwadike, was kidnapped along the road. He was released two days after.
A statement issued by The Sisters Of Jesus The Saviour (Generalate) disclosed that the women were abducted at the Okigwe-Umulolo area of the expressway.
The statement, which was issued by Sister Zita Ihedoro, Secretary-General of the religious body, asked all religious faithful to pray for the quick and safe return of the victims.
The statement, which was tagged “sad news” reads, “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 saviour listen to our prayers and may our mother Mary intercede for the unconditional release of our dear sisters.”
Spokesperson of the police in the state, Michael Abattam, was yet to respond to an inquiry concerning the abduction at the time of filing this report.
Lately, many people, including the Primate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Catholic priests, and travelers had been kidnapped.