Five Catholic nuns kidnapped in southern Nigeria

November 2, 2018

Targeting the Christians of Nigeria are both the Islamic militant group Boko Haram and Muslim Fulani herdsmen. When these groups kidnap Christians, they are generally hoping to gain a large ransom in exchange for their release; if they don’t get it, then they enslave or even murder their victims. Please pray that these five nuns be rescued unharmed.

“Five nuns kidnapped in southern Nigeria,” Catholic News Agency, October 29, 2018:

Issele-Uku, Nigeria, Oct 29, 2018 / 04:55 pm (CNA).- Five nuns were abducted by gunmen in Nigeria’s Delta state on Thursday, according to local media.

The nuns are members of the Order of the Missionary of Martha and Mary.

They were kidnapped Oct. 25 while returning from a burial. They were taken near Agbor, about 25 miles west of Issele-Uku.

The religious women were in a vehicle which the kidnappers shot at. Along with the five abductees, another two nuns were injured….

Violence against Christians has significantly increased in Nigeria in recent years, with the Islamist terror group Boko Haram threatening safety in the north, and smaller violent gangs threatening security in the south.