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Some Catholic priests were attacked Fulani Herdsmen in Enugu State on Sept 26th, Linda Ikeji has reported that  the priests Rev Fr Chetanna Jude Chukwuneke, Fr
Emmanuel Dim and Fr Prof Ezeokana were in a car passing along Obimo in
Uzo-Uwani when the suspected herdsmen emerged from a bush in a bad spot
of the road, and attacked. While Fr Chukwuenke and Fr Prof Ezeokana
escaped, Fr Emmaniuel Dim was abducted. Some Catholic priests were attacked Fulani Herdsmen in Enugu State on Sept 26th, (Read here).
According to reports, the priests Rev Fr Chetanna Jude Chukwuneke, Fr
Emmanuel Dim and Fr Prof Ezeokana were in a car passing along Obimo in
Uzo-Uwani when the suspected herdsmen emerged from a bush in a bad spot
of the road, and attacked. While Fr Chukwuenke and Fr Prof Ezeokana
escaped, Fr Emmaniuel Dim was abducted. A 2.5 million Naira ransom has
now been demanded before he is released.

This was revealed today the Director of
Communications at the Nnewi Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Hygi Aghaulor.
According to him, the kidnappers of Rev. Fr. Dim – the Rector of Fr.
Tansi Major Seminary in Onitsha, Anambra, have demanded a ransom for his
release. Aghaulor confirmed that Dim was kidnapped around 7 p.m while
the three catholic priests were returning from Nsukka to Onitsha and
Nnewi.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference has however directed that no ransom be
paid. Aghaulor requested that Nigerians join hands to pray the priest’s
release.

“We call on people of goodwill to continue to pray for the immediate
release of the Vincentian priest. We are tempted to wonder if Nigeria is
on the verge of collapse. All over the country, women are being raped
and intimidated, innocent Nigerians are being slaughtered,’’ Aghaulor
said.

This was revealed today the Director of
Communications at the Nnewi Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Hygi Aghaulor.
According to him, the kidnappers of Rev. Fr. Dim – the Rector of Fr.
Tansi Major Seminary in Onitsha, Anambra, have demanded a ransom for his
release. Aghaulor confirmed that Dim was kidnapped around 7 p.m while
the three catholic priests were returning from Nsukka to Onitsha and
Nnewi.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference has however directed that no ransom be
paid. Aghaulor requested that Nigerians join hands to pray the priest’s
release.

“We call on people of goodwill to continue to pray for the immediate
release of the Vincentian priest. We are tempted to wonder if Nigeria is
on the verge of collapse. All over the country, women are being raped
and intimidated, innocent Nigerians are being slaughtered,’’ Aghaulor
said.

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