Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a Catholic priest, Rev Fr Jude Kingsley Maduka of the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe in Imo State.

Maduka, who was ordained over a decade ago, is the parish priest of Christ the King Parish, Ezinnachi/Ugwaku, Okigwe LGA, Imo State.

The Chancellor and Secretary of the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe, Rev Fr Iwuanyanwu, stated this on Saturday in the state.

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“He was kidnapped from his New Adoration site at Ogii village in Okigwe LGA while on inspection at the new site,” Fr Iwuanyanwu said.

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“We solicit your fervent prayers that he may come back to us safe and sound.”

DAILY POST tried to contact the Imo State Police Command PRO, Henry Okoye, but his phone was switched off.