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Fr. Okide

Rev. Fr. Marcellinus Obioma Okide, a Catholic priest of the Enugu Diocese has been reportedly kidnapped.

Choice Flame, an Enugu Catholic diocese newspaper reports that Fr. Okide was abducted yesterday, at approximately 5:00 p.m. while traveling along the Eke-Egede-Affa Road in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu state.


Fr. Okide, who serves at St. Marys Parish Amofia-Agu Affa, was said to be on his way to his parish when the unfortunate incident occurred.

The Diocese had issued a fervent appeal to the faithful and the public at large for prayers, hoping for the swift and safe release of Fr. Okide.

The Diocesan Chancellor and Secretary, Rev. Fr. Wilfred Chidi Agubuchie while issuing the plea, invoked the Lord’s intervention to free Fr. Okide from the clutches of his captors and to safeguard the nation

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the security issues plaguing the country, and the need for concerted efforts to address them.

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