ABUJA, Nigeria — The top of the Methodist Church Nigeria regained his freedom a day after being kidnapped by unknown gunmen within the nation’s southeast, police instructed The Related Press late Monday.
Samuel Kanu Uche was kidnapped Sunday together with two different senior clerics alongside a freeway within the Umunneochi space in southeastern Abia state. Police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonna stated the 2 clerics had been additionally freed, however he didn’t present particulars of their launch.
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and abductions for ransom have been a worrying pattern.
Although the abductions are extra rampant within the troubled northwestern Nigeria, the southeast has additionally grappled with violent assaults in recent times. Authorities have accused members of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, a number one separatist group, of being behind most of the assaults.
The management of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria had condemned the kidnapping and referred to as on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to “cease the incessant abduction of clerics and different harmless Nigerians.”
“If an awesome servant of God of Uche’s caliber could possibly be kidnapped like a three-year-old child on a serious highway with none resistance from the police, it speaks volumes of what our safety structure has turn into,” the affiliation stated.