Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Samuel Kanu Uche, was on Sunday May 29, abducted by gunmen.
Kanu was abducted along Ihube-Leru-Isuochi Road in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State at about 7pm yesterday.
The police confirmed the incident, which has thrown the church hierarchy into fear over the safety of their leader.
Dennis Mark, the bishop of Owerri, as well as another cleric, were also said to have been abducted during the attack.
Geoffrey Ogbonna, Abia police spokesperson said efforts are ongoing to ensure the rescue of the clerics.
“We have intensified effort mobilising all our tactical teams to ensure that the prelate and the other priests that are with him are rescued unhurt and for a possible arrest of the suspects.
“We are calling on members of the public to help with credible information that will help us rescue the victims.”