Monday, June 14, 2021

Gunmen invade church, kidnap woman Rev Sister in Imo


Two women, including a Reverend sister, were kidnapped at various points in Imo State on Sunday morning.

The Nation

In the first incident, a reverend sister was abducted at Dim na Nume, Isu in Nwangele Council Area of the state few minutes after a kidnap incident took place at Ohii.

It was gathered the Reverend Sister, whose identity is not known, was driving when the kidnappers crossed and forced her to stop.

An eyewitness said the kidnappers forced her into their get-away car while one entered and drove her car behind.

In the second incident, worshippers at St Philip’s Anglican Church, Ohii Parish in Owerri West Local Government Area of the state were stunned when some men stormed the church at about 7:45 am and kidnapped one Mrs. lkenna Onwusoroaka.

The kidnappers were said to have driven out with her in their car leaving the woman’s vehicle behind.

Youth of Orogwe Archdeaconry who were holding their camp/conference at the church premises had to scamper for safety.

The two incidents came at a time relatives of one Chimezie Okpara, who was kidnapped on Friday at his Umudurunna home, are in quandary over his continued abduction.

Okpara was kidnapped while returning to his house from the market where he had gone to buy things for the burial ceremony of his brother’s father-in-law.

Sources in the family told our correspondent more than 48 hours after the incident, the kidnappers are yet to make contacts with the family.

The Police Public Relations Officer SP Bala Elkana, could not be reached as his phone was switched offFacebook

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