Kidnapped Nigerian Catholic priest freedKidnapped Nigerian Catholic priest freed

The Enugu Catholic priest who was kidnapped on Monday has been freed.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Mr Madu, a Vice-Rector at the Queen of Apostle Spiritual Year Seminary, Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, was kidnapped at the gate of the institution on Monday.

Confirming his release, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, said that "the priest was released unhurt, Wednesday afternoon".

It would be recalled that the Enugu State Government had charged the security agencies to ensure the rescue of the priest.

The state command of the Nigeria Police Force and other sister agencies had intensified efforts in the manhunt for the freedom of the kidnapped priest.

The Catholic Diocese of Enugu in its official Facebook page, also confirmed the release of the priest, stating that "Father Madu, the kidnapped priest of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu has been released".

It added that Father Madu "was released this (Wednesday) afternoon from the kidnappers' den."

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