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Bishop of Owerri kidnapped by gunmen

Moses Chikwe, the auxiliary Bishop of the Owerri Catholic archdiocese has been kidnapped.

The kidnapping was said to have happened on Sunday night at a location not too far from his house.

Orlando Ikeokwu, the state’s police command spokesperson confirmed the kidnap, adding that efforts are in top gear to rescue the clergyman.

“The Commissioner of Police has activated the Command’s Quick Intervention Team (QUIT) and the Anti Kidnapping Unit (AKU), to move into the matter with a view to rescue the Bishop and possibly arrest the hoodlums,” he said in a statement.

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