Archbishop Obinna thanks security agencies for release of abducted Catholic Bishop in Imo

His lordship, Most Rev. Victor Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of  Owerri, thanks security agencies for the release of Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Moses Chikwe and his driver, Ndubuisi Robert from their abductors.

The archbishop a statement Owerri on Saturday also commended the governments of Imo and Abia for their efforts which led to the release of the duo late Friday, Jan.1, 2021.

He also thanked the Pope Francis and the entire Catholic faithful around the globe for mentioning the bishop their .












The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chikwe was alongside Robert on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 , at Bank Housing Estate, Owerri, Imo.


“ I gratefully acknowledge that the Imo and Anambra governments, through the Directorate of Security Services and the anti kidnapping squad of the Nigeria Police Force, combined efforts to attain the release of Bishop Chikwe and his driver, Robert.


“I sincerely thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for mentioning the bishop and his driver at his year Angelus message before their release.









” I equally thank other Christians and people of goodwill  for their spiritual and humane solidarity during this painful ,’’ he said.  (NAN)