Enugu, 23 September, 2023 / 9:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu in Nigeria has expressed gratitude to God and the faithful following the release of Fr. Marcellinus Obioma Okide, who had been abducted on September 17.
In a Friday, September 22 statement that ACI Africa obtained, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese says, “We are glad to inform you that our brother and priest, Fr. Marcellinus Obioma Okide, has been released from the den of the kidnappers.”
Fr. Wilfred Chidi Agubuchie adds that Fr. Okide “was set free at about 8.00 pm on Thursday 21 September 2023.”
“The Catholic Diocese of Enugu is grateful to the Almighty God for His protection over Fr. Okide, and thanks you for your prayers and Masses throughout this difficult period,” Fr. Agubuchie says following the release of the Parish Priest of St. Mary Amofia-Agu Affa Parish of Enugu Diocese.
The Chancellor of Enugu Diocese goes on to implore, “May Our Lady, Help of Christians, intercede for us and our country Nigeria.”