There were scenes of rejoicing in Enugu State after Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, returned to his ministry’s residence on Wednesday.
There had been confusion over the sudden disappearance of Mbaka, who was reportedly last seen in the early hours of Wednesday.
The sudden disappearance of Mbaka led to a protest at the residence of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, with the protesters demanding his release.
However, the Catholic priest returned in a vehicle to his ministry’s residence a few minutes past 2 pm.
There was wild jubilation when he spotted, with his supporters seen in a video online shouting: ‘Father Mbaka, Oh! you are home!.”
Mbaka later came out of the vehicle’s window and waved to the cheering crowd for a while, after which the car sped off.
The reverend father had last week openly condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, which he had supported in the past, blessing Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He also warned the Federal Government that anger from heaven would fall on them if they attack him.
Following his disappearance, Reno Omokri, a former social media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, suggested that Mbaka may have been arrested by security operatives.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had given the Federal Government two days to produce the priest, warning that nothing untoward must happen to him.