Lagos, Nigeria, Jan 3, 2018 / 17:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A Nigerian archbishop has urged authorities to intensify their investigation of six nuns who remain missing after being kidnapped in November.
“It is disheartening that the security agencies have not been able to get the sisters out,” said Archbishop Alfred Martin of Lagos at a news conference on January 2, according to the Nigerian Premium Times.
“We still do hope that the security agencies would do much more than is being done now to ensure that the sisters are released,” Martin said.
Three professed nuns, Sister Roseline Isiocha, Sister Aloysius Ajayi and Sister Frances Udi, and three young aspirants in the process of formation were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Nov. 13.
According to Vatican News, the women were taken from the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Convent in Igouriakhi in the Southern Nigerian state of Edo.