The Head of Nigeria’s Methodist Church, Prelate Samuel Kanu-Uche and two leading Church officials have been released by their kidnappers. The Very Revd Nosa Nosayaba, administrator of the Methodist Church confirmed this on BBC Focus on Africa program.
The cleric was kidnapped alongside the Methodist Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Dennis Mark, and his (the Prelate’s) chaplain on Sunday.
They were kidnapped in the Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State. Details of their release are sketchy at the time of filing this report. A source from the church however said, “To God be the Glory. His Eminence, Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche; his Chaplain, Very Rev. Abidemi Jeremiah Shittu and the Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Dennis Mark, have regained their freedom few minutes ago. Thank you all for your prayers.”
The Christian Association of Nigeria and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria had condemned the kidnapping of the clerics.
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