The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, has urged the abductors of the Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Owerri, Bishop Moses Chikwe, to launch him unharmed and with out ransom.
CAN made the decision in a press release signed by its state Chairman, Rev. Eches Divine-Eches on Tuesday in Owerri.
Divine-Eches stated the bishop’s abduction got here as a impolite shock to them describing the incident as a “desecration of the Altar of God.”
In accordance with him, the bishop was a peaceable man who discharged his duties with out malice and puzzled why he was focused.
Recall that kidnappers had whisked away Chikwe in Owerri. His automobile and official regalia have been later discovered close to the Assumpta Cathedral in Owerri.
“Imo State chapter of CAN has obtained with shock the information of the kidnap of the Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Moses Chikwe and condemn the act vehemently.
“Rt. Rev. Chikwe since his assumption because the Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Owerri has discharged his duties quietly and with out malice, which leaves one questioning why he’s a goal of kidnap.
“This can be a desecration of the altar of God, and we name on the perpetrators to launch him instantly, unharmed and with out ransom,” Divine-Eches stated.
Divine-Eches appealed to the Police Commissioner in Imo to make sure the perpetrators have been caught and made to pay for the act.
He known as on youths of the state to shun crime and keep away from getting used to perpetrate evil whereas urging all Christian trustworthy to hope for the swift launch of the bishop.
“Your complete Christian neighborhood in Imo calls on the Commissioner of Police to make sure the perpetrators of this act of wickedness are fished out to face the music.
“We enchantment to our teeming youths to not enable themselves for use by the satan to wreak havoc and concern in our lovely state.”