The Police Command in Ebonyi, says Rev. Fr. Joseph Azubuike who was abducted on Monday, has regained his freedom.
A statement on Tuesday in Abakaliki by SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, Spokesperson of the Command, said Azubuike was released unhurt.
The cleric was kidnapped together with three other people in Isu, Onicha Local Government Area of the state.
Azubuike, a Priest of St. Charles Parish, Mgbaleze Isu in Onicha LGA, was released at about 1800hrs.
“Rev. Father Joseph Azubuike has been rescued unhurt, hale and hearty as a result of the concerted efforts of the Operatives of the Command.
“Serious manhunt is on for the perpetrators, who escaped during the rescue mission. The Rev. father is in the hospital now for medical checks,” the police spokesperson said.
Also in a statement, Rev. Father Mathew Opoke, Chancellor of Abakaliki Diocese confirmed the rescue of Azubuike on Tuesday.
He said the three other victims were released by the kidnappers unconditionally.