Priest abducted in southern Nigeria freed

A diocesan priest abducted from southern Nigeria is now free after being held in captivity for nearly three days.

“I have been reliably informed that Father David Echioda has been released by his abductors. Thank you for your prayers and support during this difficult time,” said an official of the Diocese of Otukpo in a message to priests on March 3.

Father Echioda was abducted by armed assailants on March 1 as he was driving back to the seminary where he works in Ochobo. Read more

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