Prayers Answered as Kidnapped Catholic Priest in Nigeria is Released "Safe and sound"


The priest kidnapped on 22 November has been released

Thursday, 3 December 202

Abuja (Agenzia Fides) - "We thank God because our brother Fr. Matthew Dajo was released safe and sound today Wednesday 2 December" . Thus His Exc. Mgr. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, Archbishop of Abuja yesterday announced the release of Fr. Matthew Dajo, the Catholic priest kidnapped on Sunday 22 November (see Fides, 30/11/2020). "We thank all those who prayed for his release", continues Mgr. Kaigama in his message. "We also thank Fr. Dajo’s family and all those who collaborated to ensure his release. We pray that security in the Country will improve", concludes the Archbishop of Abuja.

Fr. Matthew Dajo was attacked and kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday 22 November at his home in St. Anthony parish, in Yangoji, Abuja. The police managed to limit the area where the kidnappers were hiding with the hostage, but preferred to wait so as not to compromise the life of the priest. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 3/12/2020)