A Colombian nun of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate was kidnapped last night, February 7, in Koutiala, in the south of Mali.
"We do not know who the kidnappers are. The Gendarmerie
and the police are investigating. The Bishops are also in the area to
get information", says to Fides Fr. Edmond Dembele, Secretary General of
the Episcopal Conference of Mali.
"The area where the religious woman
was kidnapped is a quiet area and that is what is surprising. That area
of the Country has not yet been touched by the insecurity that affects
other areas of Mali", says the priest, who confirms the Colombian
nationality of the religious woman kidnapped.
Around 9 pm, a group of armed men broke into the parish of Karangasso in
Koutiala, kidnapped the nun and run away with the car of the parish.