Kidnapped seminarians in Kaduna freed

Kidnappers have freed three students of Christ the King Major Seminary in Fayit Fadan Kagoma, Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to the chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Reverend Father Emmanuel Okolo, the three seminarians were released by their abductors on Wednesday.

He did not say whether the Seminary paid a ransom, after it was reported they demanded N50 million on Tuesday.

“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.”

“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.

Father Okolo also prayed for the release of other kidnap victims who are still in the hands of their captors.

The three seminarians were abducted by bandits suspected to be kidnappers on Monday. 11 October.

The abductors who stormed the chapel on Monday night initially made away with five seminarians, on foot.

They however allowed two to go back to the school.