Auxillary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Moses Chikwe was whisked away by unknown gunmen on Monday, December 28.
The Bishop was Kidnapped alongside his driver at the World Bank area of Owerri, the state capital.
The Bishop and his driver were whisked away by gunmen in his car to an unknown destination.
It was gathered that hours later, the vehicle of the kidnapped cleric was found in front of the archdiocesan headquarters in Owerri.
The incident was confirmed in a statement on Tuesday by the Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu.
“Though no official complaint had been reported at any of the police formations in the state, the state commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, had activated the tactical units of the command to rescue the kidnapped bishop.
The CP had ordered the anti-kidnapping and Quick Intervention Units of the command to ensure the quick release of the victims.”
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