Gunmen release abducted Catholic priest in Enugu

The Catholic Diocese of Enugu says its Priest, Rev. Fr. Marcellinus Okide, abducted early this week, has regained his freedom from his alleged captors.

The diocese disclosed this in a statement issued by the Chancellor/Secretary of the Diocese, Rev. Fr. Wilfred Agubuchie, in Enugu.

“We are glad to inform you that our brother and priest, Fr. Marcellinus Okide, has been released from the den of the kidnappers.

“He was set free at about 8pm on Thursday, September 21.

“The Catholic Diocese of Enugu is grateful to the Almighty God for His protection over Fr. Okide, and thanks you for your prayers and masses throughout this difficult period.

“May Our Lady, Help of Christians, intercede for us and our country, Nigeria,” the statement added.

It further stated that the priest had reunited with the Church