Terrorists Kidnap At Least 30 Christians In Kaduna State, Nigeria
Terrorists Kidnap At Least 30 Christians In Kaduna State, Nigeria:
More than 30 Christians were abducted by terrorists in southern Kaduna State, Nigeria, on Saturday (Oct. 7), according to locals.
The incident occurred around 11 a.m., when the Christians were working on a collective farm in Chikuri, Chikun County. The attackers ambushed them and kidnapped them at gunpoint, according to Victor Dabo, a local resident.
“Over 30 Christian farmers who were cultivating a farm have been abducted in one fell swoop,” Dabo told Morning Star News. “Please pray for the Chikuri Christian community.”
Another resident, Dogara Peter, said his mother and sister were among those kidnapped as they worked on the farm. Peter expressed his deep concern for the safety of his mother and sister, emphasizing the urgency to find them as soon as possible. He added that their kidnapping has left their family in a state of distress and anxiety, hoping for their safe return.
“The terrorists kidnapped 30 of our Christian villagers as they were working on a farm that belongs to Mr. Maikudi, an elderly member of our community,” Peter told Morning Star News. “My mother and sister are among those kidnapped by the terrorists. This incident has thrown our community into confusion. The terrorists have yet to contact us more than 24 hours after the abduction of our family members.”
“We make this appeal because we have nowhere to raise money for the payment of ransom if these terrorists eventually ask us to do so, as has been the norm in the other two attacks on our community,” Peter said.