By Barbara Kalu (IMO)
At least four Catholic nuns have been abducted by unknown gunmen on Sunday in Imo State.
It was gathered that the nuns were along Okigwe-Enugu Road which has become notorious for criminals.
The Secretary General of Sisters Of Jesus The Saviour (Generalate), Sister Zita Ihedoro has confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Sunday.
Sister Ihedoro identified the names of the victims as: sisters Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu.
She said: “Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is with great pain that we bring to your notice the kidnapping of four of our sisters mentioned above,” the statement read.
“The sad event of their abduction occurred around Okigwe-Umulolo area this morning shortly after the sisters were on their way to thanksgiving mass of our sister
“We implore for intense prayer for their quick and safe release. May Jesus the Saviour listen to our prayers and may our mother Mary intercede for the unconditional release of our dear sisters.”