Tension : Gunmen Kidnap 4 Reverend Sisters In Imo

In another tense incident, an Unknown daredevil gunmen have kidnapped four Reverend Sisters of the Catholic Church along the Okigwe-Umulolo axis of Okigwe-Enugu Expressway in Imo State on Sunday.

It could be recalled that the highway, which links Imo State to Abia and Enugu States, was the same route the Prelate of the Methodist Church, Most Rev Samuel Uche, and other clerics of the Methodist Church were kidnapped some months back.

The names of the four kidnapped Reverend Sisters were given as Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu, all abducted on their way to a morning mass.

According to a statement issued by the Secretary General of The Sisters of Jesus The Saviour (Generalate), Revd. Sis. Zita Ihedoro, she called for prayers for the quick and safe return of their members.

Part of the statement titled, ‘Sad News’, reads “Sisters Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu are kidnapped. 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 of their abduction occured around Okigwe- Umulolo axis this morning shortly after the sisters were on their way to 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.”

Efforts to get the reaction of the spokesperson for the Imo State Police Command, Micheal Abattam, proved abortive as he did not respond to the calls put across to his known phone line.

The Okigwe-Enugu Expressway has become notorious in recent times as people were being abducted on the road without a trace.

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