Emmanuel Baptist Church where the 66 victims were kidnapped during Sunday Service.
Breaking: Kidnappers kill 2 of 66 abducted Kaduna Christians
Gunmen who kidnapped 66 Christians during church service at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday, Oct. 31, have shot dead two of the victims.
Joseph Hayab, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna, confirmed in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna that two of the victims had been killed by their captors.
“The bandits opened fire on five of their victims on Saturday 6th November, 2021 and killed 2 while 3 others were seriously injured and are currently in the hospital.
“The lives of the Kaduna abducted worshipers are in danger and require urgent intervention of government and security agencies.
“The insecurity in Kaduna state has continued to grow beyond our imagination and is threatening the peace of the nation.
“CAN Kaduna State is appealing to well meaning individuals, organisations, those in authority, especially the federal government and the international community to come to our rescue.
“The evil we are experiencing is more than what an ordinary person in Kaduna and Nigeria can handle.
“CAN is appealing to all Christians and people of our state to be united in fighting this evil and be watchful,” he said in the statement.
Periscope International recalls that the gunmen had stormed the church last Sunday, killed a worshipper and abducted others.
The kidnappers were said to have demanded for bags of rice and gallons of groundnut oil from their family members last Friday to use in feeding the victims, but which was not forthcoming.
They had also asked the victims’ relatives to hurry up in acceding to their request if they did not want them to starve to death.