ACI Africa, Jun 19, 2023 / 16:30 pm
Father Marcellus Nwaohuocha, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, was kidnapped June 17 after gunmen attacked the parish he serves, St. Paul Bomo Parish in the Archdiocese of Jos in Nigeria.
In a Sunday, June 18, statement, the order’s superior in Nigeria, Father Peter Klaver, said Nwaohuocha was taken away after the gunmen “forcefully gained entry into the parish house.”
The kidnappers also shot a security guard, who died on the way to the hospital, Klaver said.
Regarding the abducted priest, Klaver said: “Nobody knows where they have taken him.” Klaver appealed for prayers for Nwaohuocha’s safe return.