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  • Updated: May 28, 2023

We Will Rescue Abducted Catholic Priest, Police Vow

We Will Rescue Abducted Catholic Priest, Police Vow

Police in Imo State has vowed to rescue kidnapped Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Mathias Opara.

Opara was abducted along Ejemekwuru /Izombe Road by unknown gunmen on Friday.

He was abducted by gunmen after performing funeral rites for the father of one of his colleagues in Izombe community, Oguta LGA.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, who reacted to the abduction of the cleric to newsmen on Sunday in Owerri, promised that the command would do its best to rescue the priest.

"The Operatives of the Command’s Tactical team have been marshalled out for possible rescue of the kidnapped Priest and apprehension of his abductors right from the day he was kidnapped.

“They are currently on undercover operations. We do not need to always announce to these criminals that we are coming after them.

"It makes it difficult for us to get to them at times. Criminals listen and react to the news too.

“Members of the public should be patient while we investigate and take adequate necessary actions in this case please.”

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