A source at the Warri Catholic diocese in Delta State confirmed the incident, which comes less than three weeks after five Catholic nuns were kidnapped in Delta State.
The nuns were released two weeks later, and a suspect was in custody, said Aniamaka. He would not say if a ransom had been paid.
Several sources confirm that the nuns had been returning from a burial ceremony in the southeast Nigeria when they were abducted by gunmen who opened fire on their vehicles, injuring two other nuns.
In January, Nigeria’s bishops denounced a wave of kidnappings for ransom in the country.