Vicar general kidnapped in Cameroon
The Vicar General of the diocese of Mamfe in the English-speaking region in the southwest of the country was kidnapped last Sunday.
There is a war there between the regular army and militiamen who are demanding the independence of the two English-speaking areas. “It is with great sadness that I inform you about the kidnapping of Mgr. Agbortoko Agbor, yesterday Sunday, August 29”, said the statement of the Chancellor Diocese of Mamfé, Fr. Sébastien Sinju.
“The Vicar General spent the weekend in Kokobuma on a pastoral visit and did not return to the seminary until late afternoon. Half an hour later, armed youths who described themselves as separatists stormed the seminary where Bishop Francis Teke Lysinge also lives. Given the Bishop’s old age, the kidnappers preferred to take Mgr. Agbor”, said the Chancellor of the diocese.
“The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 20 million CFA francs (approx. 30,489 euros) for the release of Monsignor Agbortoko Agbor”, said Fr. Sinju, who asked the faithful to pray for the priest’s release.
Source: Agenzia Fides