Umuahia, 21 December, 2022 / 10:02 pm (ACI Africa).
Prayers are being sought for the safe release of Fr. Christopher Ogide, the Catholic Priest reportedly abducted from Nigeria’s Umuahia Diocese on December 17.
In a Monday, December 19 statement, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese provides details about the abduction of Fr. Ogide who serves as Curate at St. Maria Assumpta Parish of Umuahia Diocese.
Fr. Henry Maduka says, “The sad event occurred on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the entrance gate of the Parish house while Fr. Ogide was driving out to buy fuel.”
“The kidnappers have not yet established contact with the diocese,” Fr. Maduka adds.
In the statement, the Chancellor of Umuahia Diocese shares the prayer appeal of the Local Ordinary of the Nigerian Episcopal See, Bishop Michael Kalu Ukpong.