Kidnappers Abduct Auxiliary Bishop In Owerri (Photo) The spokesperson of the Imo state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, has confirmed the abduction of the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, “This is a desecration of the altar of God, and we call on the perpetrators to release him immediately, unhurt and without ransom,” Divine-Eches said. Bishop Chikwe, 53, was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri in October 2019. A chilling message about personal safety. “His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Moses Chikwe. The auxiliary bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Imo State, Most Rev. Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe of Owerri Diocese, Nigeria CHURCH Nigeria catholic church Gunmen kidnap Nigerian Bishop in Owerri Armed men in Nigeria have kidnapped the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Imo State, in Eastern Nigeria. His car was found later near Maria Assumpta Cathedral in Owerri. Dr. Moses Chikwe. Moses Chikwe, the auxiliary bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Imo State, has been kidnapped. The catholic bishop was abducted along side his driver by unknown gunmen on Sunday night at the world bank road owerri close to his residence IMO state and his lifeless body was found beheaded on Tuesday late night Moses Chikwe and condemn the act vehemently. The cleric, 53, was abducted along with his driver on Sunday. Moses Chikwe, of … Event Place Birth Place: Uzoagba-Ikeduru, Diocese of Owerri; Ordained Bishop: Maria Assumpta, Cathedral, Owerri, Archdiocese of Owerri. Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri. The Owerri archbishop, Most Rev. Please contact the Bishop through the Archdiocese of Owerri. The Imo state Police command has confirmed the kidnap of the auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese in Imo State, Bishop Chikwe Moses. The Owerri based abducted Bishop, Rev. The auxiliary bishop of the catholic archdiocese of owerri,Most Revd Moses Chikwe has been found dead. Imo State Police Command says the abducted auxiliary bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese Most Rev. While Nigeria’s politicians, wealthy businessmen and women and foreign diplomats react with more armed security and blacked-out car windows, Church personnel and ordinary Nigerians do not have this option. The said incident took place around Site and Services, New Owerri, Imo State,” Msgr. The kidnapping of the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri comes just a week after the abduction in the State of another Catholic religious priest, Fr Valentine Oluchukwu Ezeagu, abducted on 15 December by armed men while on his way to his father’s funeral. Suspected kidnappers have abducted the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. His car and official regalia were later found near the Assumpta Cathedral in Owerri. “We appeal to our teeming youths not to allow themselves to be used by the devil to wreak havoc and fear in our beautiful state.”, COVID 19, Insecurity: Niger State CAN begs Christians to cancel crossover vigil, Ohanaeze Election: Fresh Imeobi holds in Owerri, New Year crossover services: CAN orders churches to obey govt directives, Catholics in prayer mood for speedy release of abducted prelate, Kidnap of Catholic Bishop: 'Imo in hands of outlaws, incompetent gangsters' - HURIWA, Tension in Imo as Catholic Bishop, Chikwe Moses is kidnapped, Enugu pupils accident: Gov. The Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. We take it as part of our testimony that we have to bear,” Archbishop Obinna told Vatican News. The auxiliary bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Imo State, Most Rev. Eches Divine-Eches on Tuesday in Owerri. The priest was later released on 16 December. Rev. Archbishop Anthony J.V. Bishop of Owerri Kidnapped In Imo State Kesandu Egburonu Dec 29, 2020 0 Armed men, on Monday, kidnapped the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Moses Chikwe, in Imo state.The Herald can confirm that the bishop was kidnapped at the World Bank area of Owerri, the state capital.Information… That it has happened to my Auxiliary Bishop shows that the security situation in Nigeria is very bad. His car was later dropped at the Assumpta Cathedral. Bishop Chikwe, 53, was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri in October 2019. Most Rev. By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri. Moses Chikwe will soon be released. Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe of Owerri, Nigeria, and his driver were kidnapped late December 27, according to Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. 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The 53 year-old priest was reportedly kidnapped along with his driver near his residence on Sunday night, 27 December. A report from Owerri, Imo state capital says gunmen kidnapped the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese Moses Chikwe. It was learnt that the 53 year-old … Dr. Moses Chikwe along his driver in Owerri, Imo State. We have periodically raised the alarm about the state of insecurity in which we find ourselves …..The Church is not far removed from the people. According to Nigerian media, Bishop Chikwe’s car and episcopal vestments were abandoned by the criminals near the Assumpta Cathedral premises of Owerri. The Imo state police command yesterday said that they had activated their strategy to rescue the auxiliary Bishop of Owerri … Suspected kidnappers have abducted the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. He was reportedly kidnapped on Sunday night alongside his driver whose name was not stated. Kidnapping has, of course, been going on in Nigeria, in different parts of Nigeria. The Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Imo State, Most Rev. Oha announced. Unidentified gunmen kidnapped the auxiliary bishop of the Catholic archdiocese of Owerri in Imo State, Moses Chikwe., reported Fides News Agency. Dr. Moses Chikwe. The Police Command in Imo has assured family and friends of the abducted auxiliary bishop of Owerri Catholic Arch Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. The new Auxiliary Bishop until his appointment on Thursday was Director of Education of the Archdiocese of Owerri and collaborator of the parish of St. Thomas More, assigning him the sea of Flumenzer. Divine-Eches appealed to the Police Commissioner in Imo to ensure the perpetrators were caught and made to pay for the act. “Rt. Dr. Moses Chikwe, reportedly has been found dead, shauntv reports. In recent years, Nigerian priests and religious women have become targets of kidnappings. Bishop Chikwe “was kidnapped two days ago as he was returning from a visit to his residence in Owerri, a mile or two away from the city of Owerri, where he has his residence. Moses Chikwe has been kidnapped. The 53 year-old priest was reportedly kidnapped along with his driver near his residence on Sunday night, 27 December. John Victor Obinna, called for prayers “for Chikwe’s safety and […] The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged the abductors of the Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Owerri, Bishop Moses Chikwe, to release him unhurt and without ransom. The bishop’s car was later found near the Assumpta Cathedral in Owerri, located in southeastern Nigeria. On Sunday night, armed men kidnapped the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Diocese, in Nigeria, Moses Chikwe, and his driver, whose name has not been released. Rev. The … He called on youths of the state to shun crime and avoid being used to perpetrate evil while urging all Christian faithful to pray for the swift release of the bishop. Recall that kidnappers had whisked away Chikwe in Owerri. John Victor Obinna, called for prayers “for Chikwe’s safety and […] His car was found later near Maria Assumpta Cathedral in Owerri. The Police Command in Imo has assured family and friends of the abducted auxiliary bishop of Owerri Catholic Arch Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. We are not insulated from the suffering of the people. “Imo State chapter of CAN has received with shock the news of the kidnap of the Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Owerri, Rt. The Herald can confirm that the bishop was kidnapped at the World Bank area of Owerri, the state capital. Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe of Owerri Diocese, Nigeria, Archbp. Our correspondent learnt that the prelate, who is … Bishop Moses Chikwe (born 4 Apr 1967) Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri. Aside from being the auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Owerri (Nigeria), Pope Francis assigned him the Titular See of Flumenzer. “The entire Christian community in Imo calls on the Commissioner of Police to ensure the perpetrators of this act of wickedness are fished out to face the music. The abductions of Church personnel in Nigeria has sent a chilling message about personal safety. Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Kidnapped In Imo State Armed men, on Monday, kidnapped the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Moses Chikwe, in Imo state. Unknown gunmen has kidnapped the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. The kidnapping of the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri comes just a week after the abduction in the State of another Catholic religious priest, Fr Valentine Oluchukwu Ezeagu, abducted on 15 December by armed men while on his way to his father’s funeral. Moses Chikwe, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. Moses Chikwe, of … The 53 year-old priest was kidnapped along with his chauffeur near his residence on Sunday night, 27 December. The Archbishop of Owerri, Victor Obinna confirmed the kidnap in a statement made available to Vatican News, on his behalf by the Archdiocesan Chancellor, Msgr.Alphonsus Oha. It is not only Church personnel who are targets of kidnappings and abductions. Chikwe since his assumption as the auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Owerri has discharged his duties quietly and without malice, which leaves one wondering why he is a target of kidnap. In an interview with Vatican News, Tuesday, Archbishop Obinna, said he was receiving messages of solidarity and assurances for prayer from within the Archdiocese and outside the country by people alarmed that such a thing could happen to a Bishop. Divine-Eches said the bishop’s abduction came as a rude shock to them describing the incident as a “desecration of the Altar of God.”. a priest for years a bishop for years Chikwe since his assumption as the Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Owerri has discharged his duties quietly and without malice, which leaves one wondering why he’s a target of kidnap. In recent years, Nigerian priests and religious women have become targets of kidnappings. The Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Moses Chikwe has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Monday 28th December. He was taken away together with his driver. According to … According to reports, the 53 year-old priest was kidnapped along with his chauffeur near his residence on Sunday He was ordained a priest by Archbishop Anthony Obinna in … Moses Chikwe, the auxiliary bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Imo State, in Eastern Nigeria, has been kidnapped. The Archbishop said the kidnap was a sign that the Church is not insulated from ordinary people’s suffering. Bishop Chikwe was being chauffeured by his driver when their vehicle was attacked by the gunmen along the World Bank – Umuguma road in the evening on Sunday, December 27. Suspected kidnappers have abducted the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. Armed men in Nigeria have kidnapped the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Imo State, in Eastern Nigeria. Criminals kidnap religious women and priests on the assumption that congregations or dioceses will pay a ransom for the release of one of their own. By Paul Samasumo – Vatican City On Sunday night, armed men kidnapped the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Diocese, in … “Rt. The Archbishop of Owerri, Victor Obinna confirmed the kidnap in a statement made available to Vatican News , on his behalf by the Archdiocesan Chancellor, Msgr.Alphonsus Oha. Rev. Bishop Chikwe was being chauffeured by his driver when their vehicle was attacked by the gunmen […] Rev. By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri The Imo state police command yesterday said that they had activated their strategy to rescue the auxiliary Bishop of Owerri … Obinna, the Archbishop of Owerri painfully informs Christ’s faithful and God’s people at large that Most. The Holy Father has appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Owerri (Nigeria), Rev. According to him, the bishop was a peaceful man who discharged his duties without malice and wondered why he was targeted. On Sunday night, armed men kidnapped the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Diocese, in Nigeria, Moses Chikwe, and his driver, whose name has not been released. Dr. Moses Chikwe has been abducted by suspected kidnappers. Ugwuanyi bids farewell, immortalises victims, Gov. The Imo State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese in Imo State, Bishop Chikwe Moses. The Imo State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has called for the unconditional release of the auxiliary bishop of Owerri … Moses Chikwe, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. Most Rev. State Police command has confirmed Sunday night’s abduction of the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese in Imo, Bishop Chikwe Moses.Imo State Commissioner of Police, Isaac AkinmoyedeThe Imo Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed, Tuesday that the Commissi Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Gunmen on Monday kidnapped the auxillary bishop of Owerri Catholic archdiocese, Moses Chikwe. Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe of Owerri, Nigeria, and his driver were kidnapped late December 27, according to Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. Moses Chikwe of the clergy of Owerri. Bishop Moses Chikwe . The Owerri archbishop, Most Rev. CAN made the call in a statement signed by its state Chairman, Rev. 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