The three Catholic Seminarians who were abducted by Bandits in Kafanchan, Kaduna State have been set free by the Kidnappers.
However, it was not made known whether the 15 million Naira demanded on each of the three Seminarians were paid by the Catholic Diocese in Kafanchan, when the report of their freedom was announced, this morning.
“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,” the Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Reverend Father Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, said in a letter to Metropolitan Archbishop of Kaduna Province, Vicar Foranes, and other priests.
According to him, “Barely 48 hours after their kidnap, our beloved brothers were released by their abductors”.
Okolo said:”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”, Rev Father Okolo added.