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Nigerian priest released after after a month of captivity

Nigerian priest Fr. Felix Zakari Fidson, kidnapped on March 24, was released on May 3.

“With a heart filled with joy, we announce the return of our brother, Fr. Felix Zakari Fidson, abducted on March 24,” announced the Chancellor of the Diocese of Zaria, Fr. Patrick Adikwu Odeh, according to whom the priest had been “released around 1 p.m. on May 3”.

“We want to thank all those who offered prayers for the speedy release of our dear brother. We pray to God to hasten the release of those who are still in the hands of their captors”, added Fr. Odeh. “May Our Lady, the Mother of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our Mother continue to intercede for our dear country, Nigeria. Amen”, he concluded.

In addition to Fr. Fidson, two other priests were kidnapped in Nigeria in March, Fr Joseph Akete Bako, pastor of St John’s Church in Kudenda, Kaduna South Local Government Area, abducted on the night of March 8 during an attack on the parish house in which a person was killed and Father Leo Raphael Ozigi, parish priest of St. Mary’s Church, in the village of Sarkin Pawa, in local government area of Munya, in the state of Niger, kidnapped on Sunday, March 27.

The latter was released on the night of April 8 along the Kaduna-Zaria road.

Source: Agenzia Fides

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