Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped the Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Samuel Kanu Uche, along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State.

Report says the kidnappers took him alongside Rt. Rev. Dennis Mark, the Methodist Bishop of Owerri and the Prelate’s Chaplain on Sunday.

It was gathered that the clergymen were kidnapped in the afternoon while they were on their way from a programme in the council area.

Police Public Relations Officer in Abia, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident.

He said it was quite unfortunate, and efforts were in top gear towards his rescue as well as other priests with him.

According to him, the police Command solicited credible information from the public toward their rescue.



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