Tag: kidnapping

Missionary kidnapped in Niger

Originally published in World Watch Monitor The kidnap of a pioneering American missionary in Niger is a “terrible tragedy” for the communities he served for 24 years, according to the local mayor. It has also raised security concerns among the country’s missionary community. Jeff Woodke, 55, who worked for Jeunesse […]

Korkie still alive, kidnappers agree to reduce ransom

Originally published in Eyewitness News Relief organisation Gift of the Givers says it has received confirmation from al-Qaeda leaders that kidnapped Bloemfontein teacher Pierre Korkie is still alive. The group’s leaders are reported to be responding positively to correspondence from parties trying to secure Korkie’s release. Korkie and his wife Yolande were […]

Polish missionary kidnapped in Central African Republic

Originally published in God Reports Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)says in a media update that Fr Mateusz Dziedzic was kidnapped by eight men from the rebel group Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC), and is reportedly being treated well. The group has demanded the release of their leader Abdolaye […]