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Four Kidnapped Priests Released

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Four Roman Catholic priests kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday, November 6 in Delta State, Nigeria, have been released.

According to reports, they regained freedom on Friday, November 9.

Police Commissioner Muhammad Mustafa revealed that one suspect has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping.

“[We] are on the trail of the other suspects. We do not encourage ransom, so no ransom was paid,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Father Victor Adigboluja of Ijebu Ode diocese, Father Anthony Otegbola of Abeokuta diocese, Father Joseph Ediae of Benin archdiocese, and Emmanuel Obadjere of Warri diocese were abducted on their way to a meeting in Edo State to mark the 10th anniversary of their priestly ordination.

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