Gunmen abduct 40 worshippers during church service in Kaduna


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Gunmen abduct 40 worshippers during church service in Kaduna

Some gunmen have attacked Bege Baptist Church, Madala in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State during a church service and abducted 40 members of the church.

Rev. John Hayab, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State chapter, who disclosed this to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, said that the terrorists attacked the church in the early hours of Sunday.

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According to him, the assailants stormed the church at about 9:30 am when the worshippers were in the service.

He, however, said that 15 of the abducted worshippers escaped, leaving behind 25 others who were still in the kidnappers’ custody.

Hayab said, “The worshippers were in the Sunday service in the Church when around 9:30 am they heard gunshots very close to the Church. The gunmen attacked the Church and went away with 40 worshippers.

“Along the way, somehow 15 of the kidnapped persons escaped, remaining the rest 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 are praying that the abductors would be merciful to release the remaining 25 back to their families.”

The police command in Kaduna State had yet to officially react to the incident as of the time of filing this report.

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