Pope Francis concerned over frequent kidnappings in Nigeria

Pope Francis has expressed concern over the frequent abductions in Nigeria, describing them as “concerning”.

He said this in a post via X (Twitter) on Sunday, Feb. 25, noting that he was praying and hoping that efforts would be made to contain these incidents.

He wrote: “The increasingly frequent kidnappings in Nigeria are extremely concerning.

“I express my closeness in prayer to the Nigerian people, hoping that efforts will be made to contain the spread of these incidents as much as possible.”

His comment comes amid rising insecurity in several parts of Nigeria.

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