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Another Catholic priest, Reverend Father Malachy Asadu was on Monday kidnapped in Nsukka, Enugu State.

According to multiple media reports, Fr. Asadu, priest of Nsukka Catholic Diocese was kidnapped along Imilike-Nsukka Road while he was said to returning from a diocesan meeting held at St. Theresa’s Cathedral, Nsukka.

Police spokesman for the Enugu state police command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the kidnap the clergyman on the telephone on Tuesday said that details of the priest’s abduction were still sketchy.

Amaraizu, however, said police operatives have since commenced a manhunt for the hoodlums with a view to securing the priest unhurt.

Meanwhile, the kidnapping of Father Asadu had brought to nine, the number of Catholic priests kidnapped in Enugu State in eight months.


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