Abia, 31 May, 2022 / 6:53 pm (ACI Africa).
The Head of the Methodist Church in Nigeria who had been reportedly kidnapped last Sunday, May 29 has regained freedom hours after officials of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) issued a statement appealing to the country’s President to give “an express order” to security officers to have “clerics and other innocent Nigerians” released immediately.
Bishop Samuel Kanu “was travelling with two other priests on a highway in the south-eastern state of Abia when they were kidnapped,” BBC reported.
In a May 30 statement shared with ACI Africa, officials of the Christian entity that includes representatives of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) had urged President Muhammadu Buhari “to give an express order to the security agencies to free them immediately and stop the incessant abduction of clerics and other innocent Nigerians forthwith.”
They said the Nigerian President needed “to do all within his powers to get these servants of God released very soon and unhurt.”