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Fears for 80-year-old nun abducted by gunmen from West African village where Islamic fundamentalists roam
- Canadian Sister Gilberte Bissiere was taken along with two Italian priests
- Terror group Boko Harem could be behind kidnapping, officials say
By JESSICA JERREAT
PUBLISHED: 15:36 GMT, 5 April 2014 | UPDATED: 13:23 GMT, 6 April 2014
A Canadian nun was abducted by a gang of armed kidnappers in the early hours of Saturday while working as a missionary in Cameroon.
Fears are growing for Sister Gilberte Bissiere, as it was revealed that the gunman targeted the 80-year-old and two Italian priests, but left African religious workers behind.
The group had been part of a Catholic mission to help improve water supplies and provide medical help to those with HIV and Aids.
Kidnapped: Sister Gilberte Bissiere, from Canada, was abducted along with two priests in Cameroon
Armed forces in Cameroon are said to be trying to find the kidnappers, but officials have not said who was behind the abduction of Sister Gilberte and priests, Giampaolo Marta and Gianantonio Allegri.
‘Doors were broken towards midnight by unknown people and the religious were taken away. We do not know where they are,’ Bishop Philippe Stevens said.
‘The act is not yet claimed but we imagine who is behind this kidnapping,’ the Bishop, who is based in Maroua where the kidnapping took place, added.