Richard Ginika Izuora
A Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Valentine Oluchukwu Ezeagu, has been abducted by suspected kidnappers in Anambra State.
The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, by 8am was confirmed by the priest’s parish; the Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy, Umahia, Abia State. This was disclosed in a letter signed by the Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Goodluck C. Ajaero.
The abducted priest was said to be travelling to his village; Igboukwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State when he was attacked by the kidnappers.
He was heading home for the funeral of his late father which was scheduled for Thursday, December 17.
According to eyewitnesses who were driving behind the priest, his kidnappers numbered four armed men. They came out from the bush in a bad spot at Umulolo, Arondizuogu and accosted the priest. He was forced into the back of his car which promptly sped off.
The priest was driving a Toyota Corolla 2005 model, with number plate – JJJ664BM.