Terrorists Abduct 40 Worshippers in Kaduna Church, 15 Escaped
On Sunday, a group of terrorists kidnapped more than 40 people who were attending a worship service at Bege Baptist Church located in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to Rev. Joseph Hayab, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State, who informed a journalist about the incident yesterday, 15 of the abducted worshippers were able to escape and have already reunited with their families.
He said: “About 40 people were, on Sunday, abducted by gunmen during a church service at Bege Baptist Church, Madala, along Buruku Baringi road, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“The worshippers were in the Sunday service in the Church when around 9:30 am they heard gun shots very close to the Church. The gunmen attacked the church and went away with about 40 worshippers.
“Along the way, 15 of the abducted persons returned remaining 25 who are presently in captivity without any word from their abductors.”
“Efforts are being made to get in contact with the abductors concerning the remaining people and we pray that the abductors would be merciful to release the remaining 25 back to their families.”
Spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Mohammad Jalige, said he would contact the DPO of the affected area and revert.
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