Terrorists invade church, abduct 25 worshipers


Twenty five people were on Sunday abducted by gunmen during a Church service at Bege Baptist Church, Madala, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
Chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, disclosed on Monday in Kaduna.
Hayab said the criminals invaded the Church during the Sunday worship at about 9:30am.
He said 40 people were initially abducted but 15 of them later escaped while 25 are being held in captivity.
“The worshippers were in the Church for Sunday worship, when around 9:30am, they heard gun shots. The gunmen attacked the Church and went away with 40 worshippers.
“Along the way, 15 of the kidnapped persons escaped and while the remaining 25 are being held captive”, he said.
The CAN chairman said efforts were being made to get in touch with the kidnappers.
“We pray that the abductors would be merciful to release the remaining 25 people back to their families”, he said.
When contacted, Mohammad Jalige, spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command could not confirm the incident, but promised to contact the Divisional Police Office (DPO) in charge of Chikun LGA and get back.
He was yet to get back at the time of filing this report.


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