Detailed day-by-day account of what transpired from the moment armed men broke into their monastery in Eruku and took the three of them away.
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Nigeria has witnessed a surge in violence orchestrated by gangs, whose members carry out indiscriminate attacks, kidnappings for ransom, and in some cases, killings.
Father Joseph Ekesioba, a former novice director at the monastery, said that Brother Godwin Eze was shot by Fulani bandits a day after the kidnapping.
Nigeria has been experiencing insecurity since 2009 when Boko Haram insurgency began with the aim of turning the country into an Islamic state.
The abductees include Sister Rosemary Ejiowokeoghere Osiowhemu, Sister Maria Ngozi Okoye of the Risen Lord, and Sister Josephine Mary Chinyekwuo.
Father Sanogo and Maharini remember being taken away at about 11 p.m. on the day of captivity by a gang of 12 men who broke into their community in Gyadna village in Nigeria’s Niger State.
Igba said it was a miracle that he and the other two occupants of the car survived the ordeal.
In response to the threat, some Nigerian groups are discouraging Western African countries from using military intervention and are encouraging diplomacy instead.
Before his run for governor, Father Alia was best known for his healing ministry.
In his June 20 statement, Father Klaver appealed for prayers for the soul of the late security guard and for the complete healing of Father Nwaohuocha.