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08/22/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Yesterday, four nuns were abducted while traveling on a highway in southeast Nigeria. The sisters were on their way to Sunday mass when a group of unidentified gunmen stopped their vehicle and kidnapped them.  

While Nigeria has seen high numbers of kidnappings, they mostly occur in the northern regions of the country. This recent incident marks a concerning trend of violence moving further south.  

The convent the nuns belong to released the details of their abduction this morning and is urging the international community to pray for their safe return. In a statement, the convent said, “We implore for intense prayer for their quick and safe release.” 

This is the latest of many incidents involving the abduction or murder of Christian religious leaders in Nigeria this year. In July, ICC reported on the abduction of two priests in the northern state of Kaduna. ICC also reported on two more priests that were kidnapped in May of this year.  

Please pray for the safe return of the nuns who were abducted as well as for the protection of church leaders in Nigeria.  

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