Mamfe, 01 September, 2021 / 9:34 pm (ACI Africa).
The Vicar General of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese, Mgsr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor, who was kidnapped in the country’s Anglophone region Sunday, August 29 has been freed.
In a statement circulated Wednesday, September 1, the Chancellor of Mamfe Diocese, Fr. Sebastine Sinju, announces the safe release of the Cameroonian Priest, says no ransom was paid, and expresses gratitude for prayers offered for Fr. Abbor’s safe release.
“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,” Fr. Sinju says in the statement obtained by ACI Africa.
Fr. Abbor was abducted from the residence of the Bishop Emeritus of Mamfe Diocese at about 6.45 p.m. on August 29.
When announcing Fr. Abbor’s kidnap on August 30, Fr. Sinju recounted that “the Vicar General who had spent the weekend at Kokobuma for a pastoral visitation and the inauguration of the presbytery of the parish, drove in that Sunday evening about 6 p.m. Thirty minutes after his arrival some youngsters got into the Major Seminary compound and kidnapped Msgr. Julius Agbortoko to an unknown destination.”