Archivi tag: kidnapped

AFRICA/NIGERIA – Priest kidnapped on September 13 released after 24 hours

Abuja – “Barely 24 hours after his kidnap, our beloved brother priest was released by his abductors”. Thus Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu, Chancellor of the diocese of Kafanchan, announced the release of Fr. Luka Benson Yakusak, kidnapped on the evening of September 13 . “Fr. Benson was abducted by armed persons from his residence at St.… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/NIGERIA – Catholic priest kidnapped from a village in northern Nigeria

Abuja – Fr. Luka Benson Yakusak, parish priest of St. Matthew parish in Anchuna, in Ikulu Chiefdom, in the local government area of Zangon Kataf of the State of Kaduna, in northern Nigeria was kidnapped by armed men. According to initial information, the priest was kidnapped last night, September 13, by armed men who broke… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/NIGERIA – 73 school pupils kidnapped; the Bishops: “Too many kidnappings of children. We risk a traumatized generation of young people”

Abuja – “The abductions of school children present us with the prospects of a traumatized generation of young people”. The words of the Bishops of Nigeria resound as a grave warning after the kidnapping, yesterday September 1st, of 73 pupils from the day secondary school in the village of Kaya, in the State of Zamfara… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/CAMEROON – The Vicar General of the diocese of Mamfe kidnapped last Sunday has been released

Yaoundé – The Vicar General of the diocese of Mamfe, in the south-west of Cameroon, was released without paying the ransom, kidnapped on Sunday, August 29 . This was announced yesterday evening, August 31, by the chancellor of the Cameroonian diocese, Fr. Sébastien Sinju.“We thank the Most High who kept Mgr. Julius Agbortoko Agbor safe… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/CAMEROON – Vicar general of the diocese of Mamfe kidnapped

Yaoundé – The Vicar General of the diocese of Mamfe in the English-speaking region in the south-west of the country was kidnapped last Sunday. There is a war there between the regular army and militiamen who are demanding the independence of the two English-speaking areas. “It is with great sadness that I inform you about… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/MALI – “The parish priest and the faithful perhaps kidnapped to be used as human shields”

Bamako – “Perhaps the priest and the faithful who accompanied him were kidnapped, at least initially, to serve as human shields by an armed group chased by the army and fleeing towards the border with Burkina Faso”, say to Fides Church sources in Mali, referring to the kidnapping on June 21 of Fr. Léon Douyon,… Leggi tutto »