Kafanchan, 13 October, 2021 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The three Major Seminarians pursuing their studies in Theology in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese who were abducted Monday, October 11 after their seminary came under attack have been released, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese has confirmed.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa Wednesday, October 13, Fr. Emmanuel Uche Okolo announces the safe release of all the three Seminarians, and expresses gratitude to all who prayed for their safe release.
“Barely 48 hours after their kidnap, our beloved brothers were released by their abductors,” Fr. Okolo says in the statement.
Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese adds, “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.”
Six seminarians “sustained various degrees of injuries” following the attack, Fr. Okolo said while announcing the seminarians’ kidnap on October 12, and added that those who had been injured were treated and discharged after being confirmed to be stable.