By Carrie A. Moore
Deseret Morning News
Top LDS Church leaders in Salt Lake City are crediting Nigerian church leaders for negotiating the release of four Nigerian LDS missionaries late Wednesday night in the west African nation, after the abductors were paid for expenses incurred during the time the men were held.
The four are Elders Akande Adebayo Egunjobi and Emeka Henry Ekufu of Lagos and Elders Uchenna Anthony Eze and Hope Aiboni Isaiah of Enugu, Nigeria.
The men, all in their early to mid-20s, were abducted Saturday from their apartment in the village of Emohua, near Port Harcourt, where the mission headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located.