Three Catholic nuns, a seminarian, and their driver were abducted from Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese on Oct. 5 and released Oct. 13-14.
The vicar general of the Missionary Daughters of Mater Ecclesiae in Nigeria said five people were abducted Oct. 5 in Nigeria’s Imo State.
Seminarian Na’aman Danlami died after Fulani bandits reportedly attacked St. Raphael Parish Fadan Kamantan on the night of Sept. 7 and set the rectory ablaze.
Father Marcellinus Obioma Okide, a parish priest at St. Mary Amofia-Agu Affa Parish in the Enugu Diocese, was set free on Thursday evening, Sept. 21.
Father Marcellinus Obioma Okide was on his way back to his parish in the Enugu Diocese on Sept. 17 when he was kidnapped along the road.
On June 16, suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces reportedly attacked the school, killing some 41 people, including 38 students.
Father Marcellus Nwaohuocha, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, was kidnapped June 17.
Father Jeremiah Yakubu, who was kidnapped from his parish rectory in Karku, Nigeria, Sunday evening, has been released.
In a statement shared June 8 with ACI Africa, CNA’s African news partner, Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze expressed shock at the news.
Father Matthias Opara, a Nigerian Catholic priest who was abducted on May 26 while returning from a funeral, has been released.
A parish church in Nigeria that was attacked on Pentecost Sunday last year reopened for Easter Sunday Mass on April 9.
Alleged Fulani herdsmen on Jan. 19 attacked a village near Makurdi, the capital of Nigeria’s Benue State.
Father Uwineza said he was “invaded by something higher than him. It’s something we can’t forgive on our own. ... We’re empowered by God.”
On Christmas Day 2022, militant Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists attacked Angwan Aku village, reportedly killing one person and abducting 53 others.
Writing on behalf of Catholic bishops in Africa, Congolese Cardinal Ambongo said Benedict XVI invited Africa to “trust in itself in order to stand up with dignity.”
Six months have passed since 39 Catholic worshipers were slain and dozens injured in a June 5 attack on a Catholic church in Owo, Nigeria.
In the video circulated Oct. 19, one of the abductees provides updates about their welfare and pleads with their bishop to help in their release.
The members of the clergy are being accused of highlighting violations of human rights in Eritrea in their homilies, the source said.
Pope Francis will visit the African nations on July 2-7.
Prayers are being sought for the safe release of Sister Suellen Tennyson, 83, an American Catholic nun who was reportedly kidnapped in Burkina Faso the night of April 4.