Gunmen have kidnapped Malachy Asadu, a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Enugu state.
The incident was confirmed by Benjamin Achi, communications director of Enugu Catholic diocese.
Achi said he learnt of the priest’s kidnap on Tuesday morning, but that he could not immediately confirm details about the incident.
The police did not immediately respond to enquiries about the incident at the time of filing this report.
The priest’s abduction is the latest in a series of attacks targeted at clergymen in the state.
A number of the priests have been kidnapped while at least two have been killed in 2019 alone.