Samuel Kanu: Kidnapped Nigerian Methodist Church leader freed

Samuel Kanu: Kidnapped Nigerian Methodist Church leader freed

May 30, 2022 by BBC News - Africa

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  • By Chris Ewokor BBC News Image source, AFP Image caption, Colleagues say Samuel Kanu had been planning to retire later this year The head of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, Samuel Kanu, has been freed after being abducted on Sunday, a church official confirmed to the BBC.
  • He was travelling with two other priests on a highway in the south-eastern state of Abia when they were kidnapped, police told the BBC.
  • Soon after the news of the abduction came out, members of the Methodist Church in the country started hourly chain-prayers for the release of Dr Kanu and the other priests.
  • There has also been a resurgence of attacks by armed gangs, including Islamist militant groups in the north, as the country prepares for a general election next year.

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