Four Reverend Sisters Kidnapped in Imo State

Four Reverend Sisters have been kidnapped in the Okigwe-Umulolo axis of Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State. They were reportedly abducted by gunmen on their way to a thanksgiving mass in the area on Sunday, August 21, 2022.

The victims were identified as Christabel Echemazu, Johannes Nwodo, Benita Agu and Liberata Mbamalu. The news of their kidnap was confirmed by the Secretary-General of The Sisters of Jesus The Saviour Generalate, Zita Ihedoro, in a statement.

The statement read, “Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is with great pain that we bring to your notice the kidnapping of four of our sisters mentioned above.

“The sad event occurred around Okigwe-Umulolo axis this morning (Sunday) shortly after the sisters were on their way to the thanksgiving mass of our sister.

“We implore for an intense prayer for their quick and safe release. May Jesus the Saviour listen to our prayers and may Our Mother Mary intercede for the unconditional release of our dear sisters.”

A resident of the community, who spoke to Vanguard, on the condition of anonymity, noted that kidnappings has become the order of the day around Ihube-Okigwe road.

He said: “Despite several army checkpoints mounted around our community, kidnapping has become a weekly occurrence, if not daily.

“Last time, it was a reverend father that was kidnapped and today, four reverend sisters were kidnapped on the same day.”

The Imo police command spokesperson, Michael Abattam, is yet to confirm the kidnap of the reverend sisters as at the time of writing this report.

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