Nigeria: priest released after week in captivity
May 01, 2012
Father Nwika Gbinu, a priest of the Diocese of Port Harcourt in southern Nigeria, has been released following a week in captivity.
Gunmen kidnapped the priest from his residence on April 23 and demanded that his diocese pay 50 million naira ($317,000) in ransom. The diocesan spokesman said that the diocese would not pay a dime of ransom, and no ransom was paid before his release.
The priest, who suffered head injuries, is now being treated at a hospital.
- Nigeria: Abducted Catholic Priest Regains Freedom (Abuja Daily Trust)
- Kidnappers Want N50m For Catholic Priest (Rivers State News)