Archbishop Kattey Freed By His Abductors

Archbishop Ignatius Kattey
Archbishop Ignatius Kattey

Anglican Archbishop Ignatius C.O Kattey, and the Dean of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria, who was kidnapped eight days ago by unknown gunmen was on Saturday night set free.

Speaking to PMNEWS on phone, Venerable Israel Omisioni, the Archdeacon of Eleme Archdeaconry of the Anglican Communion of the Diocese Niger Delta North confirmed that the Second in Command to the Primate suddenly walked into his compound at Alode Eleme in Eleme local Government Area of Rivers State.

Kattey and his wife, Beatrice, were abducted September 6, at about 11.30pm around the Aleto bridge, Eleme in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State. His wife was later abandoned.

Archbishop Kattey was supposed to host the Conference of Standing Committee of Province of Nigeria Anglican Communion at St Peters Deanery, Yenagoa, where over 1000 Anglican faithful; Archbishops, Bishops and other top hierarchy of over 20 million of Anglican faithful would take decision that affects the well being of all Anglicans.

It was learnt that on the night he was kidnapped he had inspected St. Peters Deanery, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, venue of the conference.

In the hierarchy of the Anglican Communion, ArchBishop Kattey who was made a Dean of Anglican Communion in Nigeria about a year ago, is next to the Primate, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh.