Nigeria

    The Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria has condemned the kidnapping of a missionary in the oil-producing south. The Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev John Onaiyekan, head of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said the kidnappers had made a "grave mistake." Father Pius Kii was seized by unidentified gunmen from the steps of his church in Port Harcourt on Sunday. Many gangs in the Niger Delta make money from kidnapping, extortion and gun-running. They say they want local people to benefit from the Niger Delta's oil wealth. (BBC)

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