Terrorists abduct 40 worshippers in Kaduna, 15discharge

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Terrorists have abducted about 40 persons at Bege Baptist Church, Madala, in Chikun Local Council of Kaduna State. Confirming the incident to journalists, yesterday, in Kaduna, the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state, Rev. Joseph Hayab, said: “The worshippers were in the Sunday service when, around 9:30 a.m., 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 returned, remaining 25 in captivity, without any word from the abductors.” Condemning the kidnap of worshippers in churches, he said efforts were being made to contact the abductors, praying they would show mercy and release the remaining 25 persons to their families.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mohammed Jalige, promised to contact the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the affected area for prompt action.

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