Updated: Nov 8, 2021
Mijovia News, 2nd November, 2021
The Diocese of Orlu through Concerned Lay Faithful Of Orlu Catholic Diocese have debunked the claim of the the Nigeria military that IPOB attempted to kidnap the catholic Bishop of Orlu in the person of His Lordship Augustine Ukwuoma.
The Diocese said that it is never a case of kidnap but an issue of theft and has nothing to do with IPOB or ESN. They therefore said that investigation is ongoing.
The press release reads
!!! DISCLAIMER!!!: We on behalf of the good people of Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Imo State want to use this medium, to draw the attention of the general public concerning the rumours filtering around, already trending on the social media, that there was a kidnapping attempt to the person of Catholic Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Most Rev Dr Augustine T. Ukwuoma at the early hours of Sunday 31st October, 2021 attributing same to have been carried out by IPOB/ESN.
The Diocese has debunked such baseless news and hereby state emphatically that what really happened was an issue of theft at the Bishop's house by yet to be identified person(s). Though the Church have set up necessary Mercenaries to unravel those behind such ignominious act. We therefore appeal for all the good spirited minded person's to disregard such news making the rounds as fallacy and unfounded, please.
Concerned Lay Faithful Of Orlu Catholic Diocese.