Unknown gunmen have been reported to have kidnapped a Catholic priest, Rev Fr Jude Kingsley Maduka of the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe, in Imo State.

Rev Fr Jude Kingsley Maduka, who was ordained over ten years ago, is the parish priest of Christ the King Parish, Ezinnachi/Ugwaku, Okigwe LGA, Imo State.

The Chancellor and Secretary of the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe, Rev Fr Iwuanyanwu, noted  this on Saturday in the state.

He was kidnapped from his New Adoration site at Ogii village in Okigwe LGA while inspecting the new site,” Fr Iwuanyanwu said.

“We solicit your fervent prayers that he may come back to us safe and sound.”

They have tried to contact the Imo State Police Command PRO, Henry Okoye, but his phone was switched off.