ACI Africa, Jun 21, 2023 / 08:00 am
Father Marcellus Nwaohuocha of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, who was kidnapped on June 17 from Nigeria’s Jos Archdiocese, has been freed.
In a June 20 statement shared with ACI Africa, CNA’s partner news agency in Africa, the superior of the order in Nigeria, Father Peter Klaver, announced Nwaohuocha’s release from captivity after having been tortured, adding that he “has deep wounds on his head.”
Klaver expressed gratitude to God for the release “of our confrere Father Marcellus,” whom he said was released the night of June 19–20 and is currently in the hospital for treatment.
Nwaohuocha was kidnapped when unidentified gunmen stormed St. Paul Bomo Parish in the Archdiocese of Jos, where he serves as a parish priest.