Lousiana nun safely returns home after she was kidnapped in Africa in April

A nun from Lousiana has made a safe return after she was kidnapped from her bed in Africa this April.

A nun from Lousiana has made a safe return after she was kidnapped from her bed in Africa this April.

Marianite Sister Suellen Tennyson was serving a mission at a convent in Yalgo, Burkina Faso, Africa, when at least 10 armed men allegedly carried out an attack and took her captive, as per reports.

Advertisement

Meanwhile, Marianite leader Sister Ann Lacour said that Sister Suellen was found early Monday and is now “safe.” However, she said that while she is “on American soil,” she is not in America yet.

While adding that the victim had no idea where she was when they talked on the phone, Sister Ann said that, “We have had a word with Sister Suellen. She eventually will get back to the United States.”

“She’s totally worn out,” Sister Ann added. “I told her how much people love her, and she doesn’t have anything to worry about. I told her, ‘You are alive and safe. That’s all that matters.’ ”

At the same time, Sister Ann said that she couldn’t share information on Sister Suellen’s recovery to make sure she gets home safely.

In an alert which was issued on April 6 about Sister Suellen’s alleged kidnapping, Sister Ann added, “There were about ten men who came during the night while sisters were sleeping. They destroyed almost everything in the house, shot holes in the new truck and tried to burn it. The house itself is OK. But its contents are ruined.”

A couple of younger nuns said to the Sister Ann that Sister Suellen was captured from her bed with “no glasses, shoes, phone, medicine etc.”

Advertisement

According to reports, Sister Ann said that, “The Marianites immediately reached out to the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso and the United States Department and was told that finding Sister Suellen was “a high priority case for them.”

Latest articles

Timothy Nwachukwu talks about corruption in election

Amb Timothy Nwachukwu, has taken to his social media account ahead of the presidential elections to call out prevalent corruption in the electoral procedure.

Land of Hope’s founder Anja Ringgren Lovén takes Michael on home visit

Nigeria: Anja Ringgren Lovén - founder of Land of Hope, and Nsidibe Orok - the Director of Child Development, took Michael on a home...

Nevis Department of Gender Affairs to celebrate Intl Women’s Day

Department of gender affairs in Nevis is celebrating International Women's Day. The department has invited the people of Nevis to nominate the exemplary women...

UAE congratulates India on 74th Republic Day, Indians Celebrate

The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has extended his greetings to his Indian Counterpart, Droupadi Murmu, on the occasion of India's 74th Republic Day.

Related articles