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Family of murdered priest Anthony Idris Jata’u released by kidnappers

The family of Father Anthony Idris Jata’u, who were kidnapped in an incident in which he was killed, have been released, Sokoto diocese annouced.

07 March 2019

Kidnappers murder Nigerian priest and demand ransom for release of his family

Reports from Nigeria say that a priest from the Diocese of Sokoto has been murdered by kidnappers who are continuing to hold his family.

13 February 2019

Bishop of Ahoada, Clement Ekpeye, freed by kidnappers after five days in captivity

Bishop Clement Ekpeye has been released, five days after unknown gunmen abducted him from his home in Nigeria’s Rivers State.

26 December 2018

No word from kidnappers as more details of Bishop Clement Ekpeye’s abduction emerge

Police in Nigeria’s Rivers State have expressed their hope that Bishop Clement Ekpeye, who was kidnapped on Tuesday, will be released.

21 December 2018

Bishop of Ahoada, Clement Ekpeye, kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Nigeria’s Rivers State

The Bishop of Ahoada, Clement Ekpeye, was abducted from his home in Nigeria’s Rivers State by unknown gunmen on Tuesday night.

20 December 2018

Nigerian primate's "delight" at release of Chibok girls

The release of 21 schoolgirls who had been held by Islamist terror group Boko Haram has been met with “delight, relief and optimism” by the Anglican Church of Nigeria.

17 October 2016

Archbishop of Nigeria praises police after rescue of kidnapped church school girls

The Archbishop of Nigeria has praised police and government officials after their successful rescue of three teenage schoolgirls who had been kidnapped from their church-run boarding school in Lagos.

09 March 2016

Updated 8th September: Nigerian bishop kidnapped

Updated 8th September: Nigerian bishop kidnapped

The Bishop of Gwagwalada in the Province of Nigeria has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom

07 September 2015

Anglican Women call for action on kidnapped Nigerian girls

Leaders of the International Anglican Women's Network have called on women around the Anglican Communion to do what they can to help the 200+ women kidnapped in Nigeria

06 May 2014

Archbishop Makgoba Condemns Abductions of Nigerian Schoolgirls as 'Outrage'

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town today called for "all of Africa, and especially South Africa" to rise up and demand the release of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted from their school three weeks ago. 

06 May 2014