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Kidnappers abduct 11-year-old boy in Anambra Catholic church

Jul 10, 2022

An 11-year-old boy was on Sunday July 10, abducted at a Catholic church premise in Awka, Anambra State.


The kidnapping syndicate which comprised of an elderly man and a middle-aged man, stormed the church premise pretending to be looking for the parish catechist.


The kidnappers abducted the boy who was attending a morning mass after he agreed to help them locate the parish catechist.


Ogazi Ejesieme who is the boy’s uncle, said he was abducted at Annunciation Catholic Church in Awka.


Though it’s unclear if the kidnappers had a change of heart, but Ejesieme said they later abandoned his nephew at ‘Ugwu Tank’ Amawbia and fled.


He wrote; 


My 11 year old Nephew was kidnapped today at Annunciation Catholic Chaplaincy, Awka where he went for sunday mass.

The good news is that God was able to arrest his kidnappers and they abandoned him at ‘Ugwu Tank’ Amawbia and fled.

According to him, the suspects were an elderly man with his keke friend and they came pretending to be loooking for the parish catechist. In a bid for him to help them look for the catechist, the only thing he could remember was seeing himself inside their keke and the rest was history. They got to the Catholic Church at Ugwu Tank Amawbia and dumped him there and left.

Thanks to God Almighty.

This is a very critical time and I urge every church, school, recreation centers, parents and guardians to be extra vigilant because of the men of the underworld prowling around the cities looking for the unsuspecting innocent people to devour.

Join us in thanking God for His mercies and kindness upon us.