Gunmen have killed a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Clement Ugwu, who was kidnapped from his Parish , St Mark Catholic Church, Obinofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu Native Authorities Space of Enugu State .
The body of late Fr. Ugwu was found in a bush decomposing on Wednesday morning , per week after he was allegedly kidnapped.
It was gathered that Rev . Fr . Ugwu was kidnapped on Wednesday 13 , March 2019 , round 9 : 00 p. m. after that they had shot him in his church premises.
Talking shortly after his stays have been laid to relaxation at the Catholic cemetery at the Holy Ghost Cathedral , the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev . Callistus Onaga, known as on the police to fish out the killers of the priest.
Bishop Onaga decried the spate of violent killings round the nation, advising that Christians ought to intensified their prayers for the survival of the nation.
He stated that safety businesses couldn’t rescue Fr. Ugwu regardless of their assurances that they have been closing in on the kidnappers.
He additionally disclosed that the abductors made withdrawals from his account by his Automated Teller Machine Card.
“All is just not effectively in Enugu State . We must always not proceed to fake about it whereas our persons are killed on daily basis . Enugu State is just not safe once more. Criminals have shifted to Enugu State from Anambra. When Father Ugwu was kidnapped , we reported it to the police and since then I’ve visited police station thrice but they saved telling me we’re closing on the kidnappers . I doubt they have been doing something as a result of the place the deceased body of Fr . Ugwu was found is lower than 20 km from his home. ”
Director of Communication, Enugu Catholic Diocese, Rev . Fr. Benjamin Achi , who confirmed the incident, known as on the authorities of Enugu State to reside as much as its accountability of defending lives and property.
He expressed fear that that is the first time a priest could be kidnapped inside the Church premises in the Diocese.
In the meantime late Father Clement Ugwu’s associates have taken to Fb to mourn his dying.