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The Reverend Father Chinedu Nwadike, a Priest of the Catholic Church, and a seminarian were freed after being kidnapped on Friday along the Okigwe-Enugu Road in Abia State, Nigeria.

A seminarian and a priest from the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (CSSP) were abducted at the Nneochi axis on Friday as they were leaving the campus to travel to Enugu. The Deputy Registrar of Spiritan University Nneochi (SUN) was also taken. To Enugu they were going. The deputy registrar was Father Nwadike. 

Abuchi Anueyiagu, a relative of the priest who announced their rescue on Monday night by posting a photo of them on his Facebook page, said that the release did not come without a cost. He said this in response to a question about whether or not the release was worth the price. 

As Sir Anueyiagu stated in his letter, "Do kindly celebrate with us that Reverend Fr. Dr. Chinedu Nwadike, Cssp, has eventually won his freedom." To the glory of God, he and the seminarian named Emmanuel were freed without injury late on Sunday evening. We want to express our sincere gratitude to you for praying for us. You are in our prayers. 

The description for the picture reads, "Pix shows the priest (on the right) and the seminarian when they were allowed to go home, though not without payment of a ransom before they were liberated in any event." 

Shortly after taking them hostage, the people who did it asked for N50 million as a ransom to free the people they had taken. 

According to SaharaReporters, Samuel Kanu-Uche, the outgoing Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, and two others were kidnapped at the same location. SaharaReporters published this information. 

He was eventually freed from captivity after a ransom of N100 million was paid. He had suggested that members of the Nigerian Army were working in concert with the kidnappers.

There have been a large number of occurrences of kidnapping along the route, which is situated not too far from a military checkpoint. 

In the past, the Commander of the Police Special Tactical Squad (STF) in Abia State had also said that members of the armed forces were involved. 

SaharaReporters was unable to speak with the Public Relations Officer for the Abia State Police, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, because he did not pick up his calls when they were placed to him.



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