Three Reverend Sisters still with kidnappers


About 49 days after they were kidnapped in Edo state, three reverend sisters were still held by their abductors, causing a concern in Catholic Church.

Their continued stay with the kidnapers is dangerous for the sister, being women, the Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has warned.

He appealed to the enforcement agencies to intensify efforts to rescue reverend sisters abducted since 14th November, 2017.

Martins, at a news conference in Lagos on Monday, said that it was dangerous for the sisters, being women, to still be in the hands of their captors after 48 days.

The sisters were kidnapped by gunmen from the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Convent in Iguoriakhi in Edo.

The archbishop condemned the increasing spate of kidnapping in the country.

“It has been a big source of worry and concern knowing that they are women,” Martins said.

He said that the Benin archdiocese had been making efforts in collaboration with the security agencies in the state and the country as well as the state government to secure their release.

“It is really disheartening that in spite of all these efforts, the sisters are still there in bondage.

“It is disheartening that the security agencies have not been able to get the sisters out and one wonders why this is the case.

“We still do hope that the security agencies would do much more than is being done now to ensure that the sisters are released,” he said. (NAN)