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How Catholic priest was kidnapped, murdered in Imo

OWERRI—Palpable fear has gripped Imo indigenes, following the increasing level of criminality in the state. The latest victim is a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo, who was September 1, 2017, abducted and killed in cold blood. Vanguard investigations revealed that in the evening of the same day,  about 7pm, the newly ordained younger brother of Rev. Fr. Jude Udokwu, was somewhere close to Mbara Okporo with his friend, when some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked them. Although the priest escaped by the whiskers, it was, however, gathered that his car was riddled with bullets. It was also gathered that the same armed group struck shortly after at Nkwoito. It was at this point, Vanguard gathered, that Fr. Onunkwo was kidnapped.

Source: Vanguard news

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