Unknown gunmen Sunday morning invaded Ihube Community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, and reportedly abducted a Catholic Priest, Rev. (Prof). Izu Marcell Onyeocha.
The priest, according to reports, is also a lecturer at the Imo State University in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The gunmen stormed the community in the early hours of Sunday, April 11, shot sporadically, before whisking the priest away to an unknown destination.
According to the Daily Post, the incident was said to have thrown the community into chaos as many residents scampered for safety.
When contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Godson Ikeokwu said some members of the community were in the station to report the incident.