Two Nigerian priests who had been kidnapped on December 6 while on their way to a wedding have been released, reported Fides News Agency. Fr. Joseph Nweke and Fr. Felix Efobi, of the Diocese of Awka, were on their way from the State of Anambra to Akure, the capital of the State of Ondo when they were blocked by some armed strangers on the Benin-Owo highway.

The priests were part of a motorcade of wedding guests when the bandits blocked only their cars and then dragged them out of the cars to take them to an unknown destination.

According to witnesses, the bandits “just kidnapped the priests and left the others”.

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