Nigerian bishop freed

The Rt. Rev. Peter Imasuen, bishop of the Diocese of Benin, who was kidnapped 5 days ago has been freed. Nigerian news Vanguard reports:

Bishop of Benin Diocese, Anglican Communion, Bishop Peter Imasuen, who was kidnapped on Sunday while returning from a church service, has regained his freedom.

He was said to have arrived home at 11pm Wednesday.

Secretary to Anglican Synod, Benin, Mr. Blessing Osula, who confirmed Imasuen’s release, said he was not maltreated by his abductors

“He was well respected,” Osula said, blaming the incident on the society.

Addressing members of the church later at the Anglican Bishop’s Court, Evbiemwen Street, he said: “God has done it again. Let us not relent in our prayers.

“They are human beings like us. We should pray to God to change them. I don’t know how I went and came back.”

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