ACI Africa, Oct 11, 2023 / 10:00 am
Prayers are being sought for the “safe release” of three Catholic nuns, a seminarian, and a driver reportedly abducted from Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese.
In a note to ACI Africa on Tuesday, Oct. 10, the vicar general of the Missionary Daughters of Mater Ecclesiae (MDME) in Nigeria, Sister Gloria Nnabuchi, provides the identity of the five, who were abducted on Oct. 5 en route to a burial in Nigeria’s Imo State.
The abductees include Sister Rosemary Ejiowokeoghere Osiowhemu, Sister Maria Ngozi Okoye of the Risen Lord, and Sister Josephine Mary Chinyekwuo. The other two are seminarian Peter Eyakeno Sunday and Awoke Emmanuel.
The abductors have reached out to MDME leadership in Nigeria and proposed a ransom for the release of the abductees.