Date: January 12, 2018
Six Nigerian nuns who were kidnapped two months ago, were finally released on January 7. Their release came as joyful news for the Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Christ, to whom the six sisters belong. Kidnappings for ransom have become increasingly prevalent in southern Nigeria. It is believed that these six were released without ransom and unharmed, even though the kidnappers initially demanded the equivalent of $55,500 USD for their release. Kidnappings of this nature occur frequently as militants often kidnap for political or religious motivations.
- Pray for the six women as they recover from the trauma of their kidnapping.
- Pray for the six women to remain strong in their faith following this incident.
- Pray for the release of any other men and women who have been kidnapped in Nigeria.