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NIGERIA: Anglican Bishop from Abuja Kidnapped...BREAKING NEWS...Bishop Released

NIGERIA: Anglican Bishop from Abuja Kidnapped

By David W. Virtue DD
www.virtueonline.org
September 6, 2015

The General Secretary of the Church of Nigeria reports the Bishop of Gwagwalada in the Province of Abuja in north central Nigeria has been kidnapped.

This is the second time a kidnapping has occurred in the largest province of the Anglican Communion.

On Sunday September 8, 2013, Nigerian Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, 65, archbishop of the Niger Delta with 13 dioceses and an estimated 4 to 6 million members and the country's second most senior Anglican cleric was kidnapped by armed men who forced him and his wife into the forests of the Niger Delta. A week later he, his wife, and their driver were released unharmed.

In a statement released this week the Venerable Prof. Israel 'Kelue Okoye said, the Rt. Rev Moses Bukpe-Tabwaye was kidnapped September 3 2015, at the boundary of Edo and Delta States. The Primate of All Nigeria, The Most Rev Nicholas D. Okoh, therefore, requests your fervent prayers for his immediate release.

Bishop Bukpe-Tabwayen is among the younger bishops of the Church of Nigeria and was consecrated bishop of the diocese in the southwest corner of the Federal Capital Territory along with two other bishops for Anambra State in April.

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BREAKING NEWS: I have just heard that Nigerian Anglican Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Moses Tabwaye, has been released by his kidnappers. Thanks for your prayers. - Archbishop Foley Beach

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