Nigeria: Kidnapped Religious Sisters are Released by Captors

The four Nigerian nuns who were kidnapped last Sunday have finally been released.

Newsroom (24/08/2022 11:32 AM Gaudium Press) The Nigerian religious sisters kidnapped last Sunday, August 21, were released yesterday, Tuesday, August 23.

Sisters Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu, religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of Jesus the Savior, were finally released by their kidnappers.

The superior of the congregation announced the happy news through the Italian branch of Aid to the Church in Need.

“Our hearts are filled with joy for your prayers and moral support in these difficult times,” the superior explained.

The four religious were kidnapped while returning home after Sunday Mass in River State, in the southern part of the country.

Nigeria has seen an increase in the number of kidnappings in recent months. The kidnappers usually demand money to free the hostages, many of whom are religious. Observers see the trend as a way to economically weaken the Church. (FM)

Compiled by Gustavo Kralj

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