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Suspected Fulani herdsmen kidnap Catholic priest, shoot 2 others in Anambra

30 September 2016, 21:06

Awka - Suspected Fulani herdsmen have kidnapped a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Dr. Emmanuel Dim, reports Vanguard

Dim, who is the Rector of Fr. Tansi Major Sem­inary, Onitsha, Anambra State, was kidnapped on Monday around  7pm  along Nkpologwu/Nimbo Road Enugu State.

Two other priests Rev. Frs. Jude Chukwuneke and Jude Ezeokana who were in the same vehicle with him escaped with various degrees of gun shot wounds.

Also read: Gunmen hijack bus in Port Harcourt, kidnap 7

The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N2.5 million for his release.

The news of Father Dim’s abduction was broken on Wednesday in Nnewi by the Director of Communications, Nnewi Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Hygi Aghaulor.

He said: “Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has decided and directed that ransom should not be paid for the kidnap of any of its priests and anybody that is demanding for ransom for the release of any priest kidnapped is wasting time

- News 24


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