Uromi, 19 February, 2020 / 2:45 am (ACI Africa).
The Nigerian priest who had been kidnapped by gunmen Nigeria’s Edo State towards the end of last week, Fr. Nicolas Oboh, has been freed, a message from his diocese of Uromi has confirmed.
“I am pleased to inform this house that our priest who was kidnapped last week Thursday, Rev. Fr. Nicolas Oboh has regained his freedom,” the Director of Communications of Uromi Diocese in Nigeria, Fr. Leonard Elomien announced in a WhatsApp message shared on the forum of all directors of communications in various dioceses and Catholic institutions in Nigeria
“He was released this evening,” Fr. Elomien stated in his Tuesday, February 18 message seen by ACI Africa and added, “Many thanks for your prayers and goodwill.”
More details may follow at a later time, one of the Directors of Communication in Nigeria told ACI Africa.
On the day of Fr. Oboh’s abduction, local news outlets in the West African nation had reported that several children had also been kidnapped.