Enugu, Nigeria, Oct 30, 2019 / 17:12 pm
The vice-rector of a seminary in Nigeria was kidnapped earlier this week and released two days later, the latest in the ongoing violence against priests that has led Enugu State authorities to ramp up security efforts.
Father Arinze Madu, the vice-rector for the Queen of Apostles Seminary, was taken by unknown gunmen while exiting the seminary at around 6 p.m. on Monday, according to local media reports.
"We are really grateful to God, he is out of the abductor's net and is back in one piece," the Director of Communications of Nigeria's Enugu diocese, Fr. Benjamin Achi told ACI Africa Thursday, October 31.
"As a matter of fact, everybody was apprehensive when Fr. Madu was abducted given our recent experiences," Achi said, referencing a recent wave of violence and abductions targeting priests in the west African country.