Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria Samuel Kanu had been abducted along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State.
Also taken captive on Sunday alongside the prelate were the Methodist bishop of Owerri Dennis Mark and one other.
Abia police spokesperson Geoffrey Ogbonna said about the incident, “It’s quite unfortunate. Efforts are on top gear toward his rescue as well as other priests with him.
“We solicit credible information from the public toward their rescue, please.”
“They were on their way from Okigwe to Isuochi while they were travelling for a church activity, and it (the incident) happened between the hours of 1:30 and 2pm,” the spokesperson said.
Ogbonna described the abduction of the clergymen as unfortunate.