Kaduna, 10 January, 2023 / 8:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Dozens of abductees are still being held in captivity following the Christmas Day attack on Angwan Aku Village in Kaduna, a state located in the North of Nigeria, a Catholic Priest in the West African country has told ACI Africa in an interview.
On Christmas Day 2022, Militant Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists attacked Angwan Aku village reportedly killing one person and abducting 53 others, according to Persecution.org report.
In the report, an eyewitness is quoted as telling Morning Star News, “The church worship service was about to commence when the attackers arrived at the village riding on motorbikes and shooting sporadically”, and adding, “They killed one Christian and kidnapped 53 other Christians who are still held captive.”
In a Tuesday, January 10 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Justine John Dyikuk confirmed the December 25 attack, saying, “We got the sad news of the Christmas Day attack on Angwan village with dozens kidnapped and one person killed.”
“As we speak now some dozens are still in captivity while a few managed to escape back to the village,” Fr. Dyikuk said.