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Gunmen kidnap another Catholic priest 

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Kidnapped in Enugu State, the priest has been identified as Theophilus Ndulue, the Parish Priest of Ihuonyia Amansiodo in Ndiagu Oghe, Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state.

He was kidnapped on his way home along Amansiodo road Friday evening.According to PREMIUM TIMES, the priest was kidnapped along with one Stella Odo.

His kidnap comes 18 days after the Deputy Rector of Queen of the Apostle Spiritual Year Seminary, Imeize Owa, in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state, Arinze Madu, was kidnapped at the Seminary gate on October 29.

He is the 8th Catholic priest to be kidnapped in the state in the last nine months.

The Catholic Communication Director for Enugu Diocese, Benjamin Achi, confirmed the kidnapping of Mr Ndulue.

He said the church was yet to get full details of Mr Ndulue’s abduction.

Police spokesman in Enugu State, Ebere Amaraizu, has also confirmed the abduction.

He said the incident took place along Amansiodo road on Friday night while the priest was driving to his parish.

Mr Amaraizu said that police operatives have intensified manhunt for the abductors of the priest with a view to rescuing him.

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