Abductors of Prelate of Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Samuel Kanu-Uche, and two other priests from the church are reportedly demanding for a N100m ransom.
The Prelate, the Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Dennis Mark and the Prelate’s Chaplain, were kidnapped around 7pm on Sunday May 29, along Ihube-Leru-Isuochi Road in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State, while on their way from a programme in the council area.
Demands of the abductors were disclosed by Secretary of the Conference, the Rt. Revd. (Dr.) Michael Akinwale.
The statement read;
“The devastating news of the abduction of our Prelate, the Bishop of Owerri, and the Prelate’s Chaplain has left everybody in shock.
“This is a period of trial in which the Church must cry out that ‘The Lord that answereth by Fire’ must be our God to destroy all the manipulations of the adversary.
“Let us all arise and cry out to the Lord!
“As we engage in Prayer Warfare, this serves to notify you that the abductors have demanded a ransom of N100m.
“In view of the urgency and the dire need to arrest the situation for the safety of our Prelate and other abductees, it has become imperative to seek your urgent response to raise the N100m ransom
“The safety of the Prelate and other abductees must be of paramount concern to all, and your contributions spiritually and monetarily shall not go unrewarded.”
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