Anglican prelate kidnapped in Nigeria
CWN - September 11, 2013
Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, Nigeria’s second-ranking Anglican prelate, was kidnapped on September 6, according to the Vanguard.
The newspaper, which is based in Lagos—Nigeria’s largest city—reported that the prelate and his wife were driving to the airport to pick up the nation’s leading Anglican prelate when gunmen took control of his car. The abductors later released Kattey’s wife.
No group has asserted responsibility for the kidnapping, which took place in a part of the nation where the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram is not active. BBC News reported that “kidnapping for ransom has become common in the oil-rich Niger Delta region” where Kattey was abducted.
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