Armed men kidnap archbishop in Nigeria, say the police
YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Armed men in Nigeria's southern Delta region have abducted Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, the country's second-most senior Anglican cleric, police said on Monday, in a rare case targeting a religious leader.
Archbishop Kattey was captured along with his wife at around 10.30pm on Friday near his home in Rivers state, although his wife later escaped during a police chase, according to police spokesman Angela Agabe.
She gave no further details on the attackers, adding only that the police were still hunting them.
"We believe the Archbishop will be released soon going by the information available," Ms Agabe added.