By Francis Onyeukwu
Two Catholic monks kidnapped on the eve of Christmas at Umueze Anam in Anambra West Native Authorities Space, Anambra, have been rescued by safety operatives.
The freed monks are Rev. Fr Peter Nwachukwu, parish priest of St Theresa’s Parish, Umueze-Anam and Rev. Fr Cajetan Apeh , the Assistant priest.
A press release issued by SP Haruna Mohammed, the Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) on Friday in Awka, stated that the clergymen had been rescued by safety males on Dec. 27.
Mohammed said that the monks had been in steady situation and have reunited with their parish and households.
He stated the rescue effort was by a mixed safety staff comprising the police and different safety companies.
”For the reason that incident came about our males with assistance from trendy know-how and aerial surveillance regardless of the tough terrain ensured the abductors had been pressured to desert their victims at about 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2018”, the spokesman said.
Mohammed quoted the state Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba-Umar as reassuring Anambra individuals of ample safety all through the yuletide interval and past.
”We wish to use this medium to warn criminals to avoid the State or meet their waterloo,’’ the CP was quoted as saying.