Okigwe, 28 April, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Prayers are being sought for the safe release of Fr. Michael Ifeanyi Asomugha, the Catholic Priest reportedly abducted on April 15 from Nigeria’s Okigwe Diocese.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa Thursday, April 27, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Catholic Diocese provides details about the abduction of Fr. Ifeanyi who serves as Curate of St Paul’s Parish Osu of Okigwe Diocese.
“I am directed to inform you that one of our Priests, Rev. Fr. Michael Ifeanyi Asomugha was kidnapped on the evening of Saturday, April 15, 2023,” Fr. Princewill Iwuanyanwu says in the statement.
Fr. Iwuanyanwu adds that Fr. Ifeanyi who was ordained a Priest in September. 2021 “was kidnapped along Oriagu-Obowo road in Imo state, while on his way back from the Diocesan Diaconate Ordination.”
In the statement, the Chancellor of Okigwe Diocese shares the prayer appeal of the Local Ordinary of the Nigerian Episcopal See, Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu.