Warri, 18 March, 2021 / 6:35 pm (ACI Africa).
Prayers are being sought in Nigeria’s Warri Diocese for the safe and “speedy release” of the member of the Clergy who was abducted Monday, March 15.
“Please, join us in prayer for the speedy release of Fr. Harrison Egwuenu who was kidnapped at about 8 p.m. on Monday at a bad spot in Oria-Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of and for peace and security in Nigeria,” the Administrator of the Sacred Heart Cathedral of Warri Diocese, Fr. Benedict Okutegbe, told ACI Africa Thursday, March 18.
According to Fr. Okutegbe, Fr. Egwuenu was, in the evening, returning to St. George’s college Obinomba where he recently assumed the office of Principal when he was “kidnapped by armed gunmen who took him to an unknown destination.”
“The authorities have been notified and a manhunt has been launched for the abductors,” he said.
Fr. Okutegbe who previously served as Director of social communications of Warri Diocese described Fr. Egwuenu as a “dedicated and hardworking Priest.”