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Kidnapped Imo Catholic priest regains freedom

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Kidnapped Imo Catholic priest regains freedom

Rev Fr Mathias Opara, the Catholic priest kidnapped in Imo last Friday, has regained freedom.

According to sources, the priest was released unhurt on Sunday night.

Recall that after attending the burial rituals for the father of one of his colleagues at Izombe Community in the Oguta LGA, the priest identified as Owu Ujo, was abducted along Ejemekwuru-Ogbaku Road in Oguta and Mbaitoli Local Government Areas of Imo State.

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The priest is in charge of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri’s Man of Order and Discipline and was traveling back to Owerri at the time.

A source close to the Archbishop of the archdiocese disclosed the good news.

He said that the Archbishop personally confirmed it to him that the priest was released by his abductors on Sunday night.

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