On Sunday, gunmen carried out another attack, this time kidnapping four Catholic Reverend Sisters.
The now feared Okigwe-Enugu Road, which has turned into a refuge for kidnappers and armed robbers, is where they were taken.
Many people have recently been abducted, including the Primate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Catholic priests, and travelers.
The Rev. Fr. Chinedu Nwadike, a Catholic priest, was abducted on the side of the road just last week and was released few days after.
The four Revd. sisters were abducted on their way to morning mass in the most recent development.
Nuns Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu, and Benita Agu are the four abducted Reverend sisters.
An official declaration from The Sisters of Jesus The Saviour (Generalate), which our correspondent was able to obtain, revealed that the women of God were kidnapped in the expressway’s Okigwe-Umulolo region.
The statement, which was issued by Sister Zita Ihedoro, the Secretary-General of the religious body, asked all religious faithful to pray for the quick and safe return of the victims.
The statement which was labeled “sad news” read, “sisters Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu are kidnapped.
“Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is with great pain that we bring to your notice the kidnapping of four of our sisters mentioned above.
“The sad event of their abduction occurred around Okigwe-Umulolo area this morning shortly after the sisters were on their way to thanksgiving mass of our sister.
“We implore for intense prayer for their quick and safe release. May Jesus the savior listen to our prayers and may our mother Mary intercede for the unconditional release of our dear sisters.”
The Spokesperson for the police in the state, Micheal Abattam, had yet to respond to an inquiry concerning the abduction as of the time of filing this report.