Update 10AM, Sept 8: Here’s the ACNS report which includes a statement from the Church of Nigeria.
Archbishop Ignatius Kattey of Niger Delta, Nigeria, has been kidnapped. His wife was also taken but has since been let go. From the Nigerian Guardian News:
THE Dean of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, was abducted at about 10.30pm on Friday, as he journeyed in the company of his wife, Beatrice, from Eleme to Port Harcourt. It was gathered that the abductors later freed the cleric’s wife, following a chase by the police. The Bishop was taken to an unknown destination.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Angela Agape, who confirmed the incident, said it was the chase by policemen that forced the hoodlums to let go the cleric’s wife. She said that the Command has intensified efforts to rescue the bishop unhurt and arrest the perpetrators.
As at press time, no ransom demand has been made by the abductors.
Prayers for the safety of the Archbishop and for his family as they wait.