Nigeria (BNc) — Preliminary reports from the FHU Lectureship indicate that Okon Mkpawg, president of a Bible institute in this African country was kidnapped.

One source said the kidnapping was confirmed by family members. Another source said the announcement was made by Dr. Roy Sharp during the FHU chapel service today.

As more information arrives, BNc will update this page.

On Sunday an Anglican archbishop was also kidnapped as he arrived home from church. An Anglican prayer blog cited Nigerian sources (unavailable when consulted) that kidnappings were common in some regions of the country, motivated by hopes of monetary rewards.