– Chief whip of Senate, Orji Kalu has expressed worry over the kidnapping of Bishop Chikwe Moses

– The Bishop was reportedly kidnapped on Monday, December 28, by unknown gunmen

– Kalu, however, urged the police and other security agencies to ensure the release of the Bishop

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Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the chief whip of the Senate, has threatened to boycott the forthcoming meeting of the southeast caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the kidnap of Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Bishop Chikwe Moses.

Vanguard reports that the former governor of Abia state he would not attend the meeting if the bishop is not released.

Legit.ng gathered that suspected gunmen had reportedly abducted the Catholic Bishop on Monday, December 28.

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The Senate chief whip, Orji Kalu, urged the security agencies to rescue the kidnapped Bishop without any delay. Credit: @OUKtweets
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The Bishop, according to the report, was whisked away while coming out from his Owerri residence

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Kalu in a statement signed by his aide, Emeka Nwala, frowned at the abduction and urged the security agencies to be swift in securing the release of the auxiliary bishop.

He called on security agencies to rise to the occasion, pointing out that they have a constitutional duty to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens including that of the kidnapped Bishop.

The chief whip further stated that all security agencies should immediately wade into uncommon actions to arrest this big threat to the lives of Nigerians.

He said:

“Bishop Moses doesn’t deserve such a thing. The government of Imo state should also put all measures to arrest this bad situation and secure the release of the Bishop. It is unfair, wicked, and irresponsible to keep on putting fears on the lives of Nigerians especially the latest style of kidnapping clergies.

“We have southeast All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus meeting on the 30th and if the Bishop’s freedom is not secured, I will be boycotting the meeting.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some residents of Katsina state have relocated to the headquarters of Batsari and Jibiya local governments over the incessant attacks in the areas.

It was reported that a community leader in Jibiya local government area, Mallam Gide Dahiru, said that many communities in the council were now on self-imposed curfew from 7 pm till morning to avoid being kidnapped or attacked by the bandits.

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