Bandits on Sunday, August 21 kidnapped four nuns of the Catholic Church at the Okigwe section of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
The four kidnapped nuns are Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu.
It was learnt that the four reverend sisters were kidnapped while going for early morning mass
According to a statement issued by The Sisters Of Jesus The Saviour ( Generalate), the women of God were abducted at the Okigwe- Umulolo axis of the expressway.
The statement which was signed by Sister Zita Ihedoro, the Secretary General of the religious body requested all religious faithful to pray for the quick and safe return of the victims.
The statement which was tagged ” sad news” reads; ” sisters Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu are kidnapped.
” Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is with great pain that we bring to your notice the kidnapping of four of our sisters mentioned above.
” The sad event of their abduction occured around Okigwe- Umulolo axis this morning shortly after the sisters were on their way to thanksgiving mass of our sister.
” We implore for an intense prayer for their quick and safe release.May Jesus the savior listen to our prayers and may our mother Mary intercede for the unconditional release of our dear sisters.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Michaal Abattam was yet to respond to enquiries made in connection with the abduction before press time.
The stretch of road has become a safe haven for kidnapers and armed robbers, who operate unchallenged.
Recall that several persons had been kidnapped along the expressway including the Primate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence Samuel Uche-Kalu, catholic priests and travelers.
About a fortnight ago, a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Chinedu Nwadike and his seminarian were kidnaped along the road.
They were released two days after.