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Four Catholic Sisters, belonging to the Congregation of Jesus the Saviour in Nigeria have been kidnapped.

A statement issued by the Secretary General of the Generalate said the Sisters were kidnapped in the morning of August 21 on their way for a thanksgiving Mass.

“It is with pain that we bring to your notice the kidnapping of our Sisters: Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu. The sad event of their abduction occurred around Okigwe-Umulolo axis this morning shortly after the sisters were on their way to Thanksgiving Mass of our Sister,” the statement said.

The Generalate is calling for prayers “for their quick and safe release.”

Nigeria ranks among the kidnapping hotspots of the world.

Over 3,000 people were kidnapped in Nigeria alone in the first half of 2021. The figure for January 2022 has been reported as 571.

Read the full statement below

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