Sept 7, 2013 – Anglican ArchBishop Rev Ignatius Ogboru Kattey Kidnapped In Port Harcourt Rivers State
Church Of Nigeria Anglican Communion Dean, Archbishop Ogboru Kattey Kidnapped In Port Harcourt
Around 11:30pm on Friday night, Most Rev Ignatius Ogboru Kattey was kidnapped by some gunmen in Rivers State’s capital city.
The presiding Bishop of Niger Delta N. Anglican Communion of Nigeria and his wife Beatrice were abducted very close to Aleto bridge in Eleme LGA of the state.
The kidnappers later released his wife but the fate of Bishop Kattey is still unknown.
According to sources within the church, Bishop Kattey and his wife were driving to Port Harcourt late Friday night in a bid to beat the early morning traffic on Saturday morning before their abduction.
Insecurity has become a major challenge for Port-Harcourt residents. Just this past week, Rivers State Sports Commissioner Mr Felix Igwe was shot by some gunmen around the Eleme axis of Port-Harcourt. He is still clinging to life at the hospital.
In the hierarchy of the Anglican Communion, ArchBishop Kattey who was made a Dean of Anglican Communion in Nigeria about a year ago,is next to the Primate,Most Rev.Nicholas Okoh.
Most Rev. Ignatius Crosby Ogborun kattey (Justice of the Peace) was born in the small Nchia Town called Alode in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State on 23 August, 1948. His father was Chief Amos Kattey who was himself a devout Christian, church leader, produce merchant, trader, farmer and Government Recognized Second Class Traditional Ruler of Nchia Kingdom. His mother was Mrs. Margaret Ada Kattey.
He attended St. Paul’s Catholic School Obigbo (now Oyigbo) from 1954 to 1959. For his secondary education, he attended the National High School Aba and graduated with a Grade One in West African School Certificate Examination.
He had his university education at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (beehive of Academic excellence) where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1976.
Arch. Bishop Kattey was born-again in 1971 through the ministry of the Scripture Union. He is the Chairman, All Anglican Clergy Conference of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and also the Chairman of Christian Council of Nigeria, South South Area Council.
May God deliver him from his kidnappers.