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Remaining 15 worshipers of Emmanuel Baptist Church regain freedom

EMERGENCY DIGEST- The remaining 15 of the 66 abducted worshipers of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji in Kaduna State have regained freedom from their abductors.

Recall that, suspected bandits had kidnapped 66 worshippers at the church in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state during church hours on October 31, 2021. The bandits had killed members of the church before taking others into captivity.

Rev Dr Israel Adelani Akanji, the President of Nigerian Baptist Convention, who announced the release of the students on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday, did not say whether ransom was paid or not.

“Glory be to God. I rejoice to inform you that the remaining 15 members of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, Kaduna, regained their freedom in the evening yesterday, December 13, 2021,” he wrote.

“They were kidnapped on Sunday, October 31, 2021. I wish to most sincerely appreciate your prayers, words of encouragement and financial support.”

He further urged Christians to continue to pray for the remaining students of Bethel Baptist School who were kidnapped.

“We are still awaiting the release of the remaining three students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, who were kidnapped on July 5, 2021. God bless you IJN,” he concluded.



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