Unknown gunmen have kidnapped four reverend sisters of the Catholic Church along Okigwe-Umulolo Road in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State on Sunday.
In a statement which was issued by The Sisters Of Jesus, The Saviour (Generalate), Sister Zita Ihedoro, the Secretary-General of the religious body, disclosed that the sisters were attacked and kidnapped while they were on their way to attend a thanksgiving service of another reverend sister in the area.
The statement which was tagged “sad news” read, “sisters Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu are kidnapped.
“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 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,” she said.