The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Owerri Archdiocese, which covers Imo State, has expressed concerns about killings of innocent citizens by “known and unknown gunmen” and called on the Governor of the Nigerian State to “convoke a Ceasefire Meeting.”
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ecclesiastical Provinces of Onitsha and Owerri have raised concerns about incessant insecurity in the country.
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.
Following the recent murder of Fr. John Gbakaan, a Catholic Priest of Nigeria’s Minna Diocese, Christian leaders in the West African nation have called on the Federal Government to put a stop to the crimes targeting Clerics.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Owerri Archdiocese is appealing for renewed prayers for the safety and freedom of his Auxiliary Bishop and the driver who were abducted Sunday, December 27 amid misleading information about the duo.
Prayers are being sought for the “safety and quick release” of a Nigerian Catholic Bishop who was abducted December 27 in the capital of Nigeria’s Imo State, Owerri.