Cheitnum served as priest at St. James Parish in Fori, Jema’a Local Government Area, according to the diocese.
In a separate incident later that day, a woman was also abducted.
Father Godfrey Chimezie of St. Theresa’s Parish, Abia State, was abducted by gunmen last week after attending morning mass.
An official of the church told Vanguard that “the Bishop will soon communicate with the press on the matter."
Father Eboka thanked parishioners for the prayers that got him through his difficult circumstance.
Fr. John Gbakaan was kidnapped and murdered on the 15th of January, on the road from Lambata to Lapai in the State of Niger.
Fr. Valentine Ezeugu was released on Wednesday the 16th of December.