Bishop Moses Chikwe, Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Owerri kidnapped by unknown gunmen Sunday, December 27. Credit: Public DomainBishop Moses Chikwe, Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Owerri kidnapped by unknown gunmen Sunday, December 27. Credit: Public Domain
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Imo State chapter has called for the immediate release of the kidnapped Auxiliary Bishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Moses Chikwe.
A release signed by the state Chairman of CAN, Rev. Eches Divine Eches, described the abduction as a desecration of the altar of God.
CAN noted that cerics play a major role in the development and security of any nation and wondered why they should be target of attack.
The association called on the state Commissioner of Police to ensure the prelate is released immediately and unhurt.
Appealing for prayers for the release of Chikwe, CAN urged youths not to submit themselves as willing tools to the devil.
“Rt Rev. Chikwe since his assumption as the Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Owerri has discharged his duties quietly and without malice, which leaves one wondering why he is a target of kidnap.
“We call on his abductors to release him immediately, unhurt and without ransom.
“The entire Christian community in Imo State calls on the state Commissioner of Police to ensure the perpetrators of this act of wickedness are fished out to face the music.
“While we commit to continually offer prayers and supplication to God for the people and state at all times, we request that lives and property be made safe and that people can move about without fear and intimidation”, the statement reads.