Kidnapped Anglican Bishop released in Edo

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

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.

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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