How gunmen murdered Catholic priest in Imo

How gunmen murdered Catholic priest in Imo
Late Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo

A source in Imo state has narrated how a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo, was killed after he was kidnapped by some gunmen in Orlu.

The source, the priest was returning home to organise the funeral of his father when he was abducted at gunpoint.

The clergyman was kidnapped in his car on Friday and was taken to Omumma, in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state, where his lifeless body was found on Saturday.

The sources narrates, “The priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo, who hailed from Osina, in the Ideato North LGA, and worked in Orlu diocese, was on a mission. He came home to prepare for the burial of his father, who died last week.

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“Some kidnappers abducted him at Nkwito Junction, Amaifeke Orlu, at about 7pm on September 1, 2017. The priest died in their custody and his father is still in a mortuary.  People are no more afraid of God.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, confirmed the news and said the command’s State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department has taken over the matter

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