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Methodist Church leader freed in Nigeria

Methodist Church leader freed in Nigeria

Abuja, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Nigeria´s Methodist Church leader, Samuel Kanu and two other religious, kidnapped on Sunday in the southern state of Abia, were released by their captors, the local television reported.
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According to the media, State Police Public Relations Officer Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the released of these people, who were kidnapped by unidentified armed men while they were traveling in a car along a road that links the cities of Enugu and Port Harcourt.

The source did not specify whether the kidnapped were freed from their confinement in exchange for the payment of a financial ransom to the alleged criminals.

The latest act of kidnapping occurs six days after that unkown gunmen kidnapped four people, including two churchmen in the northern state of Katsina, according to a governmental report.

This violent event was preceded by the kidnapping two weeks earlier of another Catholic priest in the southern state of Akwa Ibom.

In view of the prevailing insecurity in Nigeria, especially in northern areas, and the growing social unrest, the country’s president, Muhamamdu Buhari, recently ordered the reinforcement of surveillance in these territories by government forces.


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