The Rector of Fr. Tansi Major Seminary in Onitsha, Anambra, Rev. Fr. Emma Dim, who was kidnapped on Wednesday has been released.
According to the Awka Diocesan Chancellor, Very Rev. Fr. Francis Chidume who disclosed this to reporters on Thursday, no ransom was paid for his release.
He said he is currently with the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, His Lordship Most Reverend Godfrey Onah.
“We thanked God for the release of Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Dim, Rector Tansi Mayor Seminary, Onitsha without any ransom paid. We’re happy,” he said.
Reacting to the incident, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Reverend Paulinus condemned in strong terms the attack on the priests who said went for an official duty at Nsukka, describing the incident as unfortunate and saddening.