Owerri, 29 December, 2020 / 11:07 am (ACI Africa).
Prayers are being sought for the “safety and quick release” of a Nigerian Catholic Bishop who was abducted December 27 in the capital of Nigeria’s Imo State, Owerri.
Bishop Moses Chikwe “is said to have been kidnapped in the night of Sunday 27th December 2020,” the Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), which is the headquarters of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has reported.
Bishop Chikwe is the Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Owerri.
In his press release addressed to CBCN members, CSN Secretary General, Fr. Zacharia Nyantiso Samjumi makes reference to the Local Ordinary of Owerri saying, “His Grace, Archbishop (Anthony John Valentine) Obinna has announced the kidnap of his Auxiliary Bishop, Most Rev. Moses Chikwe.”
“Up to this moment, there has been no communication from the kidnappers,” Fr. Samjumi says in his press release shared with ACI Africa Monday, December 28.