11-year-old Boy Kidnapped in Anambra Catholic Church During Mass

A syndicate led by an older man and another middle-aged man who was described as a tricycle rider abducted an 11-year-old boy on Sunday.

The victim, who was identified as Ogazi Ejesieme, was his nephew, and he was abducted from Annunciation Catholic Church in Awka, where the boy had attended mass.

Ejesieme said: “My 11 year old nephew was kidnapped today at Annunciation Catholic Chaplaincy, Awka where he went for Sunday mass.

“According to him, the suspects were an elderly man with his keke friend and they came pretending to be looking for the parish catechist. In a bid for him to help them look for the catechist, the only thing he could remember was seeing himself inside their keke and the rest was history.”

Ejesieme, however, said that the good news was that the boy was miraculously abandoned at Amawbia, a neighbouring community to Awka.

“The good news is that God was able to arrest his kidnappers and they abandoned him at ‘Ugwu Tank’ Amawbia and fled.

“They got to the Catholic Church at Ugwu Tank Amawbia and dumped him there and left,” he said.

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