The Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria His Eminence Rev. Samuel Kanu has regained freedom from his abductors.
The Nation gathered that the Prelate was released with two others seized with him around 6:30pm, 24hrs after their abduction. The Methodist Prelate, according to information, is in Owerri, the Imo State capital with the Bishop of Owerri Diocese who was kidnapped with him and his Chaplain.
The abductors had demanded N100m ransom for their release but it was unclear if the church paid ransom or not for them to regain freedom. It was not clear if the authority confirms or denies the ransom payment.
The Methodist cleric and others that were kidnapped with him are said to be in good and stable medical condition. Abia Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Geoffery Ogbonna confirmed their release. According to Ogbonna, Rev. Kanu was released within the same Umunneochi Area where he was kidnapped.
The Abia PPRO stated the speedy release of the Methodist Church Nigeria leader was not unconnected with efforts of men and officers of tactical units of the Command and other sister security agencies to nab the perpetrators.