Gunmen kidnap Imo Anglican bishop’s wife

There was panic in Imo State on Friday as gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted the wife of the Anglican Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese, Emmanuel Maduwuike.

A source told our correspondent on Friday that the victim, Mrs Anuri Maduwuike, ,was abducted on Thursday while she was going home from Owerri, the Imo State capital.

The source added that Maduwuike’s wife was waylaid at Ekemele by gunmen and taken away to an unknown destination.

Another source, simply identified as Emperror Iwuala, told our correspondent that “the wife of the Anglican Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese, Mrs. Anuri Maduwuike, was kidnapped yesterday (Thursday)by unknown gunmen.”

“We need prayers for God’s intervention for the safety and freedom of the God’s handmaid.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the development when contacted by our correspondent.

The police spokesperson told our correspondent that her abductors had yet to establish contacts with the victim’s family.