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The abducted four reverend sisters of the Catholic Church in Imo State have finally regained freedom.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Secretary-General of the Sisters Of Jesus The Saviour, Sister Zita Ihedoro, yesterday.
Eastern Updates recalls that the four sisters were kidnapped on Sunday at the popular Okigwe-Enugu Road while the victims were on their way to mass on Sunday morning.
The statement read, ‘With hearts full of joy, the Sisters of Jesus the Saviour wish to announce the unconditional and safe release of four of our sisters who were abducted around Okigwe-Umulolo axis on the 21st of August 2022.
‘Today is a memorable day for us, therefore, we wish to share this joy with all men and women of Goodwill who, in one way or the other, have contributed to the quick and safe release of our dear sisters.
‘We sincerely appreciate and thank you for your prayers and moral support during this difficult moment.
‘May Jesus the Saviour whom we have come to serve, bless, protect and provide for you, especially in times of difficulty.’
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.