The Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, Anambra State, says the “kidnapped” priest, Rev Father Stanislaus Mbamara, has regained freedom.
The information was disclosed in a statement signed by the Chancellor of Nnewi Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Raphael Ezeogu, late Sunday.
The church had earlier announced that Rev. Fr Mbamara, attached to the Nnewi Diocese, alongside a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka were abducted by gunmen while returning to Nnewi from Awka on Friday.
Ezeogu, who announced the reverend’s father’s release, thanked everyone for their prayers.
The statement read, “With joy, Nnewi Diocese is announcing that today(Sunday), June 4, 2023, Rev. Fr. Stanislaus Mbamara, kidnapped two days ago has been liberated.
“We sincerely thank all of you who joined in prayer for God’s intervention. Please, join us in happily acknowledging God’s compassion once again palpably manifested.
“Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.”