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Fresh reports hitting the desk of The Eastern Updates have revealed that four Catholic sisters have been abducted at the Umulolo community which is located along the Okigwe-Enugu Expressway in Imo State.
This latest abduction had been confirmed in a statement which had been issued by the Secretary-General, The Sisters Of Jesus The Saviour (Generalate), Sister Zita Ihedoro.
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According to the statement, the sisters had been on the way to a morning mass when they were abducted. She identified the sisters as Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu, and Benita Agu.
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.
Meanwhile, when contacted, the Imo state Police Public Relations Officer, Mike Abattam, said the command has gotten a report of the incident.
He had also 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.
More Reports reaching the desk of The Eastern Updates have revealed that the Catholic Church priest and Deputy Registrar of Spiritan University Umunneochi, Abia State, Rev Father Chinedu Nwadike; and a seminarian who were abducted last weekend along the Okigwe- Umunneochi axis of the Enugu- Port Harcourt Expressway, have regained their freedom.
The victims according to reports which were verified by The Eastern Updates regained their freedom Sunday evening, although it was made public Monday evening.
Their abductors suspected to be herders on rampage around Umunneochi/Okigwe axis, had reportedly demanded N50 million ransom shortly after their abduction.
The news of their release was said to have been broken by a relation of the priest, Abuchi Anueyiagu, on his Facebook page.