Owerri, 12 April, 2021 / 7:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Nigerian Catholic Priest who had been abducted Saturday, April 10 has been freed and is “in stable condition,” the leadership of his Religious Order has confirmed.
Fr. Izu Marcel Onyeocha, a member of the Congregation of Missionaries, Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Claretians) who spent the weekend with his abductors was freed Monday, April 12, the Provincial Secretary of the Claretians, Fr Matthew Iwuagwu has said in a statement shared with ACI Africa.
“With grateful hearts, we wish to thank the Almighty God for the release of Fr. Izu Marcel Onyeocha from the den of the kidnappers,” says Fr. Iwuagwu in the April 12 statement.
He adds, “The Provincial Superior has spoken with him. He is in a stable condition.”
“We appreciate everyone who stormed heaven with prayers. God is ever faithful and He answered us,” the Provincial Secretary of the Claretians reiterates his expression of gratitude.