AFRICA/NIGERIA - "Unconditional release" of the 4 Nigerian nuns kidnapped on Sunday

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 nuns   kidnappings  

Abuja (Agenzia Fides) - "With hearts full of joy the sisters of Jesus the Saviour wish to announce the unconditional and safe release of four of our sisters, who were abducted around Okigwe-Umulolo axis on August 21, 2022". Thus the Secretary-General of Sisters of Jesus The Saviour (Generalate), Sister Zita Ihedoro, announced the release of the four nuns kidnapped (see Fides, 22/8/2022).
"Today is a memorable day for us. Therefore, we wish to share this joy with all men and women of goodwill, who in one way or the other contributed to the quick and safe release of our dear sisters. We sincerely appreciate and thank you for your prayers and moral support during this difficult moment. May Jesus the Saviour whom we have come to serve bless, protect and provide for you. Especially in times of difficulty", concludes the statement signed by Sister Zita Ihedoro.
The freed Reverend Sisters, Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu, were kidnapped on their way to a thanksgiving mass of one of their colleagues. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 24/8/2022)