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Armed men kidnapped five nuns in Nigeria


Armed persons kidnapped five nuns and injured two others in the Diocese of Issele-Uku in the state of Delta, in the south-eastern region of Nigeria. The Fides News Agency reported that the religious in question belong to the Missionaries of Martha and Mary.

On the 25th of October, unknown armed men attacked the vehicle in which the nuns were travelling. The sisters were returning home, having attended a funeral in Agbor, some 40 Km from Issele-Uku.


The men fired at the vehicle and two of the nuns sustained gunshot injuries to their feet. Their five religious travelling companions were then kidnapped.


“Pray for the deliverance of the five nuns kidnapped in Agbor and for the two nuns who have been injured,” said a priest of the diocese of Issele-Uku to the local press.


According to Fides, the kidnapping of the nuns was the latest event in a series of similar and protracted incidents that have been occurring in the south-eastern zone of Nigeria in recent times.


Fr. Andrew Anah, the Vicar of the Saint Heart Church of Obomkpa was kidnapped in 2017 and released some days later. This year, on the 5th of June he was kidnapped for the second time and was not released until the beginning of July.

Source: Acidigital

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