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Popular Catholic Priest, Fr. Gbuzuo Abducted In Anambra

Posted by Amarachi on Fri 17th May, 2024 -

The incident happened at the busy Nkpor- Obosi road and the kidnappers are yet to demand ransom.

Rev Father Basil Gbuzuo

Rev Father Basil Gbuzuo

A popular Catholic priest in Onitsha Archdiocese of Anambra State, Rev Father Basil Gbuzuo, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

The incident happened at the busy Nkpor-Obosi road and the kidnappers are yet to demand ransom.

Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Onitsha, Rev Fr Prudentius Aroh, in a statement, said the Archbishop Valerian Okeke has called for prayers for the release of Fr. Gbuzuo.

The statement by Fr Aroh read: “With sadness, we write to inform the general public of the kidnap of one of our priests, Rev. Fr. Basil Gbuzuo. The sad incident occurred yesterday morning, Wednesday, 15th May, 2024 along Eke Nkpor-Obosi bypass about 8am.

“He is a priest in residence at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Ogidi. Until now, the abductors have not established any contact with anybody.

“His Grace, Most Rev. Valerian M. Okeke, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha, invites all Christ’s faithful and all men and women of goodwill to earnestly pray for the quick and safe release of the priest as we intensify our efforts to ensure his freedom.

“We commend our brother, Fr. Basil, to the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Priests, for his speedy release from the hands of his kidnappers”.


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