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Jubilation As Kidnapped Owerri Catholic Bishop Regains Freedom

Bishop Moses Chikwe

Bishop Moses Chikwe

 

Catholic faithfuls in Owerri, Imo state danced in happiness following the release of Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Moses Chikwe by his abductors.

 

Recall that the Bishop was kidnapped last Sunday by kidnappers.

 

According to the police in Imo state, he was released alongside his driver without any ransom paid.

 

The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri, in a brief statement announcing the release of the bishop.

 

He added that the rescue of the Catholic bishop was made possible through what he called “sting operation” carried out by the police, adding that the Bishop was rescued unhurt alongside his driver and other victims.

 

According to Orlando, “Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese and others, released unhurt, without ransom, the sequel to a sting operation by the men of the Imo State Police Command.”

 

It would be recalled that Bishop Chikwe, was kidnapped last Sunday, around New Owerri and had spent roughly six days in the hands of his kidnappers.

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