Two Reverend Fathers hooked up to St. Theresa’s Parish, Umueze Anam in Anambra West native authorities space of Anambra State, who had been kidnapped on the Christmas Eve on their option to an official perform in Onitsha, regained their freedom yesterday after 4 days within the kidnappers’ den.
The victims, Rev Fr Peter Nwachukwu, the parish priest of St Theresa’s Parish, Umueze-Anam and Rev Fr Cajetan Apeh, the assistant parish priest, had since reunited with their households, in keeping with a press release by the Anambra State police command.
Police Police patrol workforce hooked up to Otuocha Division had earlier recovered a lightweight gray Toyota Corolla Automotive with registration quantity FST 689 FL belonging to one of many Reverend Fathers, which was deserted by the abductors at Nneyi- Umueri street.
For 4 days the whereabouts of the clergy males had been unknown, leading to an nervousness in lots of elements of the state, particularly because the incidence of kidnapping had diminished within the state for some years. Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer.
Mr. Mohammed Haruna stated yesterday that Police particular groups comprising the Federal Particular Anti Theft Squad, FSARS, Police Cellular Pressure, PMF, and Counter Terrorism Particular Anti Cult unit, along with different safety companies and the Anambra State Vigilante group, had mounted an intensive search, which led to their rescue.
He stated that following the joint operations because the incident came about and with the help of a contemporary expertise and aerial surveillance attributable to tough terrain within the space, the abductors had been compelled to desert their victims at about 6:45pm on 27/12/2018 Though he didn’t state the place the victims had been rescued, the PPRO stated that efforts had been being intensified to apprehend perpetrators of the heinous crime so as to deliver them to justice.
He stated the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar had used the chance of the rescue of the Reverend Fathers to reassure Anambra individuals of their security through the yuletide interval and past. “The CP additional warned all legal parts that Anambra just isn’t a spot to function as they may absolutely meet their waterloo and be handled decisively in accordance with the legislation,” the PPRO stated.
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