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Nigeria: Gunmen kidnap four Catholic nuns on highway

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“Gunmen in Nigeria kidnap four Catholic nuns on highway,” Reuters, August 22, 2022:

LAGOS, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Gunmen abducted four Catholic nuns on a highway in Nigeria’s oil-producing Imo state in the southeast, a local convent said on Monday, in the latest sign of widespread insecurity making road travel unsafe.

Armed gangs have been kidnapping people, including priests, for ransom from villages and on highways mainly in the northwest and the practice has spread to other parts of the country, increasing insecurity in Africa’s most populous nation.

Zita Ihedoro, secretary general of Sisters of Jesus, the Saviour Generalate, said the four were abducted while travelling from Rivers state to Imo for a thanksgiving mass on Sunday….

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