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Nigeria: Ten priests have been abducted this year

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“Persecution in Nigeria dangerously rising,” Catholic Weekly, June 11, 2024:
Ten priests have been abducted in Nigeria this year, with one recently released from captivity. Now commonplace in the country, they are often kidnapped with the goal of receiving a ransom or to further religious fanaticism. This places Nigeria as 6th on the 2024 World Watch List for religious persecution. According to the Civil Society Joint Action group more than 17,000 Nigerians, most of them Christians, have been abducted since 2019….

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