The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force said it has intensified efforts to rescue Reverend Father Arinze Madu who was abducted by unknown hoodlums on Monday evening near the gate of Queen of Apostles Seminary School, Imezi Owa in Ezeagu Local Government Area.
In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amaraizu, the force disclosed that “the priest was allegedly abducted on Monday at about 5.50p.m. near the gate of the seminary as he was driving out of the premises.”
Reacting to the development, the Enugu State Government “expressed deep concern about the unfortunate incident” and charged the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to ensure that the priest was rescued unhurt.
The state government added that it “will leave no stone unturned to make sure that he regains his freedom.”
The government reassured the people of its “commitment to continue to make the state safe and to sustain the enviable status of Enugu as one of the safest and most peaceful states in Nigeria.”
It, therefore, urged members of the public to remain calm and to go about their normal businesses while “government will continue to support the security agencies to secure lives and property of the people.”