The Catholic reverend sisters who were kidnapped from their convent on Tuesday, November 14 have been released unharmed.
The Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus (EHJ) Sisters aspirants’ formation house, Iguoriakhi, Edo state Nigeria were released after spending 53 days with their abductors.
One of the victims, Sister Veronica Ajayi, was released at about 6pm on Saturday , while the other five were released before 12am on Sunday .
“On the 6th day of January, 2018, at about 6:pm, we got news that sister Veronica Ajayi EHJ, has been released by her abductors. We thanked God greatly for his mercies to us in the new year, and continued our prayers for her other sisters. Just before 12 midnight same day, we got yet another joyful news – the other two sisters, and three aspirants had been released as well. They were all fine and in good health.
We thank all the men and women of goodwill who worked and prayed tirelessly behind the scenes for the release of our sisters. We thank the mother superior of the EHJ for her patience and strong will, and her sisters for their solidarity during these days of trial.
We thank the Catholic Archdioceses of Benin and Lagos for their support and prayers, and indeed the Catholic and non-Catholic World, for their vigilance and prayers. We also thank YOU, yes YOU, for your active participation on social media. Your thousands of comments, shares, and prayers went a long way,” Rev. Fr. Kevin Oselumhense Anetor
The Superior -General of the convent, Sister Agatha Osarekhoe , confirmed the development to our correspondent on Sunday.