Kaduna: Three kidnapped Catholic Seminarians Released


Suspected bandit terrorists have released the three Catholic seminarians kidnapped on Monday.
Bibian Anekwe News had earlier reported that gunmen invaded the school on Monday and abducted three men during an attack on Christ the King Major Seminary in Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

The Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Emmanuel Okolo, in a statement disclosed that the seminarians were freed on Wednesday.

Okolo charged Catholic churches to organise Thanksgiving masses for the successful release of the abducted people.

He, however, did not state if ransom was paid to secure the released of the abductees.

The statement reads, “with hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praises as we announce the return of our Three Major Seminarians, who were abducted by armed persons from the Chapel of the Seminary at Christ the King Major Seminary, Fayit Fadan Kagoma in Jema’a Local Government Area, Kaduna State, on Monday 11 October, 2021. Barely 48 hours after their kidnap, our beloved brothers were released by their abductors.
“We want to thank all those that have offered prayers and entreaties for the quick release of our Seminarians and Others who are still in the dens of their kidnappers. We pray God to hasten the release of those who are still in the hands of their Captors.

“All our Priests are directed to kindly celebrate Mass of THANKSGIVING to God tomorrow, Thursday 14th October 2021, for the quick and safe release of our Seminarians.

“May Our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for us and all those that are still in captivity!”

Source ; Bibian Anekwe News


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