Mamfe, Cameroon, Sep 2, 2021 / 03:00 am
A Catholic diocese announced on Wednesday that kidnappers had freed a priest seized in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region.
In a statement circulated on Sept. 1, Fr. Sebastine Sinju, chancellor of the Diocese of Mamfe, said that Msgr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor was released without payment of a ransom, reported ACI Africa, CNA’s African news partner.
“After three days in captivity, we are glad to announce that our brother and priest, Msgr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor, has been released without any ransom paid,” Sinju said.
Abbor, the vicar general of Mamfe diocese, was abducted from the residence of Bishop Francis Teke Lysinge, the 82-year-old bishop emeritus of Mamfe, at about 6.45 p.m. on Aug. 29.