Bandits free abducted Catholic seminarians in Kaduna

While six seminarians reportedly sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment, three others in their fourth year were whisked away.
Bandits free abducted Catholic seminarians in Kaduna
The three seminarians (in the middle) posing with two Catholic priests after their releasePM News

Less than 48 hours after they were kidnapped, the three seminarians who were whisked away from Christ the King Major Seminary in St. Albert Institute, Fadan Kagoma in Jema'a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have been released.

Wuzup Nigeria had reported how the assailants stormed the seminary on Monday night in large number with sophisticated weapons and overpowered the students who had just finished their evening prayers.

While six seminarians reportedly sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment, three others in their fourth year were whisked away.

However, two days after their abduction, the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Kaduna, announced their release from the bandits' den.

A memo dated October 13 and signed by signed by the Chancellor, Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo, "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. Barely 48 hours after their kidnap, our beloved brothers were released by their abductors.

"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.

"May Our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for us and all those that are still in captivity."

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