Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu


A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Arinze Madu, has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Enugu State.

Reports say the priest, a Vice Rector at the Queen of Apostle Spiritual Year Seminary, Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, was kidnapped at the institution’s gate on Monday.


Director of Communication, Enugu Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Benjamin Achi, confirmed the incident to on Tuesday.

The kidnap comes barely two months after Rev. Fr. Paul Offu was gruesomely killed by gunmen at Ihe-Agbudu road in Enugu.

“In this year alone, two priests have been killed while three escaped,” Fr. Achi was quoted saying.


Police in Enugu have also confirmed the incident.

Enugu police spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, said the police are collaborating with the army and local vigilante groups in search of the kidnappers and the priest.