The auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. Dr. Moses Chikwe have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

It was gathered that the Catholic Bishop was abducted on Sunday by the gunmen along the World Bank – Umuguma road in the evening.

The Gunmen who kidnapped the Bishop and his driver from their car later returned the vehicle to Assumpta Cathedral later that same day.

Bibian Anekwe News reports that Chikwe was consecrated Auxiliary Bishop on December 12th, 2019 by Pope Francis.

Before his appointment, he was the director of education of the Archdiocese, and collaborator of the Parish of St. Thomas More.

He was assigned as the Titular See of Flumenzer by Pope Francis and was ordained a priest by Archbishop Anthony Obinna in 1996.

In other news, the National Assembly has hinted that a decision is in the pipeline that may result in the ban of flights from the UK and US into Nigeria as from next week.

This development was made known to newsmen on Monday by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi who added that relevant agencies are working out the details.

Fears of importing the new COVID-19 strain which has been discovered in the UK has forced many countries to ban flights to and fro the UK, however, Nigeria is yet to do same.

But a report monitored by our correspondent on Punch suggests the Nigerian government is now thinking of following in the footsteps of other countries that have taken similar action to ban flights from the UK and the US.

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