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Correction: Nigeria-Kidnapping story

September 10, 2013

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a story Sept. 9 about the kidnapping of an archbishop, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Ignatius Kattey is the No. 2 cleric of the Catholic church. Kattey is Nigeria’s second most senior Anglican cleric.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Armed men kidnap archbishop in Nigeria

Police say armed men kidnapped archbishop in Nigeria, release his wife

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Officials say armed men have kidnapped an archbishop who is the second most senior cleric in the country’s Anglican church.

The Church of Nigeria said that Archbishop Ignatius Kattey and his wife Beatrice Kattey were kidnapped near their home in the country’s southern city of Port Harcourt on Friday.

Rivers state police spokeswoman Angela Agabe said Monday that Kattey’s wife was released hours later. Agabe said the archbishop is being held for unknown reasons but that investigations indicate he could be released soon. She said no ransom has been demanded.

Kidnappings for ransom are relatively common in oil-rich Nigeria, both of foreigners and wealthy Nigerians. Most are released unharmed after ransoms have been paid, but people who resisted have been injured or killed.

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