Alexander Okere, Benin
Three Catholic reverend sisters and three other females, who were kidnapped by gunmen in Edo State, have been released.
The sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Convent regained their freedom after spending 53 days in the kidnappers’ den.
It was learnt that one of the victims, Veronica Ajayi, was released at about 6pm on Saturday, while the other five were released before 12am on Sunday.
The Superior-General of the convent, Sister Agatha Osarekhoe, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Sunday.
Osarekhoe said that the sisters returned unhurt and were received by the colleagues.