Bishop’s wife and church secretary freed from captivity in Nigeria
Saratu Zubairu, the wife of Bari Diocese Bishop Idris Ado Zubairu, and a diocesan secretary identified as Deborah were both released on Friday March 20 by their abductors.
The two women were taken by gunmen on March 10, when the assailants had entered Bari village to loot and steal. Upon finding the two women, the gunmen forcefully took them and likely contacted their families for ransom.
Kidnappings for ransom in Nigeria have become very common, especially in Northern Nigeria. According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), these abductions have increased for Church members and leaders over the past several years
Source: International Christian Concern