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83-year-old nun released after 5 months of abduction in Africa

An 83-year-old missionary nun from the US state of Louisiana has been released almost five months after she was kidnapped in Burkina Faso, the West African country.

The Marianites of the Holy Cross said in a statement that Sister Suellen Tennyson was freed.

‘We are grateful to God for Suellen’s release,’ Archbishop Gregory Aymond said in a Facebook post.

The Associated Press (AP) gave this information in a report.

Sister Suellen Tennyson was abducted at midnight on April 4, 2022.

She is said to be safe after release.

She has been working in Burkina Faso since 2004.

However, her abduction occurred amid rising violence and jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso.

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