Nigerian Seminarians Free after Kidnapping

The seminarians were kidnapped on Monday 11 by a terrorist group.

Nigeria – Kafanchan (14/10/2021 7:06 PM, Gaudium Press) The three Nigerian seminarians kidnapped last Monday, October 11, have been released. The information was confirmed by Father Emmanuel Uche Okolo, chancellor of the Diocese of Kafanchan. All are well.

48 hours

“Just 48 hours after their abduction, our beloved brothers were released by their abductors. With hearts full of joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praise as we announce the return of our three seminarians,” the priest read in a statement.

Father Okolo thanked “all those who have offered prayers and supplications for the quick release of our seminarians” and asked that God speed up the release of those still in the captivity of their kidnappers.

The events

On October 11, a group of armed men opened fire and stormed Christ the King Seminary, located in the Nigerian Diocese of Kafanchan in Fayat town, Kaduna State. At the time of the invasion, the 130 seminarians were attending Holy Mass.

During the attack by the terrorist group, three seminarians were kidnapped, and six others sustained injuries. The kidnapped seminarians are fourth-year theology students and belong to the congregation of the Apostles of Divine Charity and the Little Sons of the Eucharist. (EPC)

Compiled by Gustavo Kralj

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