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Abia: Abducted Catholic priest freed after 10 days in captivity

Rev Fr Mark Chimezie Godfrey, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Umuahia, Abia State, who was abducted in the state capital by gunmen, has regained his freedom after 10 days in captivity.

Announcing the priest’s release in a statement he personally signed, the Catholic Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, said Rev Fr Chimezie was released unhurt.

Though the statement did not reveal if any ransom was paid before the priest regained his freedom.

Fr Chimezie, a native of Enugu State, was ordained a priest early this year and was reportedly abducted at St Theresa’s Parish, along Enyiukwu Road, Ohokobe Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area on October 13.

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