Nigerian Bishop kidnapped

Please pray for the safe return of the Rt. Rev. Peter Imasuen, Nigerian bishop, kidnapped Sunday after Communion.

My thanks to Pastor Mark Strobel on St. Mark’s Lutheran, Fargo for this news item/prayer concern.

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George B. Fincke

“The Church is the only society on earth that exists for the benefit of non-members….”
    -Abp. William Temple-

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In case you haven’t seen the news:

An Anglican bishop in Nigeria’s southern state of Edo was kidnapped Sunday after mass, reported a Christian leader on Monday.

The Rev. Peter Imasuen, who is bishop of Edo’s state capital, Benin City, was reportedly ambushed and seized as he arrived home from church on Sunday.

“We were told he was kidnapped yesterday,” Samuel Salifu, secretary general of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), told Agence France-Presse.

“We are trying to establish what exactly happened but we understand the kidnappers are asking for 15 million naira (about 100,000 dollars),” he added.

Imasuen’s abduction comes just a week after clashes between Muslims and Christians left nearly 500 people dead in and around the central city of Jos.

Imasuen was CAN chairman for Edo State.

Aaron J. Leichman
Christian Post Reporter

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