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Priest kidnapped in southeast Nigeria

September 19, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Gunmen abducted Father Marcellinus Obioma Okide and three others in Enugu State as he returned to his parish (map).

“Southeastern Nigeria has seen a rise in commercial kidnapping in recent years,” reported Father Justine John Dyikuk, a Nigerian priest. “Violence in the region is also fueled by the Biafra separatist movement, a group which has pushed to see the area become an independent republic.”

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