After ten days in captivity, Rev. Fr. Mark Chimezie Godfrey is released

after ten days in captivity, rev. fr. mark chimezie godfrey is released
after ten days in captivity, rev. fr. mark chimezie godfrey is released

Rev. Fr. Mark Chimezie Godfrey, a Catholic priest kidnapped by gunmen in Umuahia, Abia State, has been released after ten days in captivity.

Fr Chimezie, an Enugu State native who was ordained a priest earlier this year, was kidnapped on October 13 at St Theresa’s Parish, along Enyiukwu Road, Ohokobe Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area.

On Saturday, October 23, the Catholic Diocese of Umuahia issued a statement announcing the priest’s release.

Abducted Umuahia Catholic priest regains freedom after 10 days in captivity

Rev Fr Chimezie was freed unharmed, according to a statement written by the Catholic Bishop of Umuahia, Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji.

Bishop Ugorji also conveyed his heartfelt appreciation to all bishops, priests, consecrated men and women, and Christian faithful who aided in prayers throughout the priest’s terrible and challenging time in captivity.

The message did not specify if a ransom was paid before the priest was released.

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