Gunmen on Monday adopted the Auxillary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Moses Chikwe.
The bishop was kidnapped alongside his driver at the World Bank area of Owerri, the state capital.
Expect gathered that the gunmen adopted the Auxillary bishop and his driver in his car and took them away to an unknown destination.
The EASTERN PILOT reported that hours later, the vehicle of the kidnapped cleric was found in front of the archdiocesan headquarters in Owerri.
The Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident when contacted by our source late Monday.
Ikeokwu said though no official complaint had been reported at any of the police formations in the state, the state commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, had activated the tactical units of the command to rescue the kidnapped bishop.
He said the Commissioner of Police had ordered the anti-kidnapping and Quick Intervention Units of the command to ensure the quick release of the victims.