Abducted senior seminarians regain freedom

Abducted senior seminarians regain freedom

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By Achadu Gabriel

Three major seminarians kidnapped from Christ the King Major Seminary in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been released.

Reverend Father Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, verified their release on Wednesday night.

He stated that the church would continue to pray for the release of the remaining seminarians.

Seven Seminarians were kidnapped by bandits who broke into the school on Monday night.

“With joy in our hearts, 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 on Monday, October 11, 2021, from the Chapel of the Seminary at Christ the King Major Seminary, Fayit Fadan Kagoma in Jema’a Local Government Area, Kaduna State.
“Our darling brothers were released by their kidnappers only 48 hours after they were kidnapped.

“We wish to express our gratitude to everyone who has offered prayers and pleades for the safe release of our Seminarians and others who are currently being held captive by their captors. We hope that God would accelerate the liberation of those who are still in captivity.

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“All of our Priests are cordially requested to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving to God tomorrow, Thursday, October 14th, 2021, for the prompt and safe release of our Seminarians.”

“May Our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for us and for all those still held captive”, he stated.
The church is yet not disclosed whether ransom was paid for their release, even though N15 million was earlier placed on abducted seminarians.