Armed gangs have been kidnapping folks, together with clergymen, for ransom from villages and on highways primarily within the northwest and the observe has unfold to different components of the nation, growing insecurity in Africa’s most populous nation.
Zita Ihedoro, secretary normal of Sisters of Jesus, the Saviour Generalate, mentioned the 4 nuns have been kidnapped whereas touring from Rivers state to Imo for a thanksgiving mass on Sunday.
“We implore for intense prayer for his or her fast and secure launch,” Ihedoro mentioned in a press release.
Police spokesperson in Imo, Michael Abattam, mentioned officers have been pursuing the abductors.
“We’re presently on their path,” Abattam instructed CNN Tuesday. “We’re doing every thing to see that they (the nuns) are rescued.”
Within the northwest, Nigeria’s army has began an air offensive to remove the armed teams liable for kidnapping residents from villages and cities within the area.
“Within the Northwest particularly, the impact of strikes undertaken by NAF (Nigerian Air Pressure) plane have revealed that a number of terrorists have been eradicated and their enclaves destroyed,” the Nigerian Air Pressure mentioned in a current assertion.