After ten days in captivity, Rev. Fr. Mark Chimezie Godfrey, a Catholic priest seized by gunmen in Umuahia, Abia State, has regained his freedom.
Fr Chimezie, an Enugu State native who was ordained a priest earlier this year, was kidnapped on October 13 at St Theresa’s Parish in Ohokobe Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area.
On Saturday, October 23, the Catholic Diocese of Umuahia issued a statement announcing the priest’s release.