There are close to 16,000 cases of kidnap reported globally every years, with many more unreported due to the alarming scenario that even local officials are allegedly involved in the abductions. And the threat is not just confined to kidnapping, the reality is that local leaders have little control over the actions of disgruntled people. The most common victims of kidnap are local citizens of known substantial means or foreign people who are also believed to be wealthy.

But why priests? Local parish priests? Who knows? Nobody really knows!