Former Nigerian Archbishop Kidnapped – AND SINCE RELEASED

 

Posted by David Virtue on 2013/12/24 

VOL has just received news on December 24 that (primate-emeritus), the Most Rev. Peter J. Akinola was kidnapped earlier today along with his driver outside the Peter Akinola Foundation in Abeokuta, Nigeria.

The current Primate of all Nigeria the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh, is calling on Anglicans everywhere to pray for his and his driver’s safe and swift release.

The news was released through CANA East Bishop Julian Dobbs.

UPDATE: Bishop Dobbs writes: “Thanks be to Almighty God – – The Most Rev. Peter J. Akinola, who was kidnapped earlier today, has been released.”

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Governor Amosun rescues kidnapped Primate Akinola By Comrade Godwin Ameh on December 24, 2013

Few hours after some unknown gunmen kidnapped a former primate of the Anglican Church, Peter Akinola, reports reaching our newsdesk indicates that the Ogun State security forces, personally led by Governor Ibikunle Amosun, have rescued him.

The Commissioner of Information of Ogun State, Hon. Yusuph Olaniyonu who made this disclosure on Tuesday evening, said the cleric was rescued unhurt.

It was gathered the cleric and his driver were abducted in front of the main entrance of the Peter Akinola Foundation’s Centre for Youth Industrial Training, located along the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway on Tuesday about 3pm.

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