Human Interest

Hoodlums kidnap Anambra Catholic priest at Nnobi junction


By Tony Okafor, Awka

A yet to be identified clergyman believed to be a Catholic priest has been reportedly abducted at Nnobi roundabout in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Eyewitnesses said the man who was driving Lexus FX 300 with plate number Anambra GDD 882 PW was heading towards the Awka-Etiti direction when the hoodlums picked him.

It was gathered that the victim had stopped his car at the Nnobi Junction to buy some fruits when his telephone rang.

According to an eyewitness, he was still answering the call and looking around for the caller when he was double-crossed by another car whose occupants were reportedly armed to the teeth.

The eyewitness said, “The assailants forcefully bundled the priest into their jeep leaving his car steaming on the road before driving off.

“The incident which occurred at about 5:35 pm disrupted the evening market and street trading along the road as the hoodlums shot indiscriminately into the air.”

Nnobi Junction had become notorious for abductions, armed robbery, killings among other.


However, there were no casualties but many people, including pregnant women, nursing mothers among others, were said to have sustained various degrees of injury as they ran helter-skelter in different directions for safety .

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Anambra State Police Command, Ikenga Tochukwu said
the matter had not been reported to his office.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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