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Rescued catholic priests; police hunt perpetrators

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By O’star Eze


The Anambra State Police Command is still searching for the persons behind the kidnap of two catholic priests who were kidnapped on December 24, 2018 in the state but rescued on December 27.


SP Haruna Mohammed, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer making this known recently via a press release made available to our correspondent, said that that duo were recovered through the joint effort of sister agencies in the state.

He disclosed that the victims were in stable condition and had been reunited to their families and congregation.

“Police special teams comprising of FSARS,PMF, Counter terrorism,Special Anti Cults units in conjunction with other Sister agencies and the Vigilante group had mounted an intensive search and rescue operations for the priests  since the incident took place and with the aid of a Modern technology and aerial Surveillance due to difficult terrain, the  abductors were forced to abandon their victims at about 6:45pm of 27/12/2018.


“The Victims, Rev Fr Peter Nwachukwu, parish priest of St Theresa’s Parish, Umueze-Anam and Rev Fr Cajetan Apeh who is the Assistant priest are now in stable condition and have since reunited with their families,” he said.


SP Mohammed shared Mr Garba Baba Umar, the state Commissioner of Police’s reassurance to Anambra State residents of their safety during the yuletide season and beyond. He also warned criminal elements to steer clear of Anambra State as it is no longer tolerant of their activities.





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