Nigeria: Gunmen abduct eight Evangelists; “please pray”


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by Karen Faulkner, Worthy Correspondent

(Worthy News) – Terrorists are demanding a ransom of N50million ($122,000) for the release of eight evangelists they abducted in ’s Kaduna state on Friday, International Christian Concern reports.

The eight from the Redeemed Christian of God, (RCCG) were on their way to evangelize in Kafachan in southern Kaduna, when gunmen intercepted their bus and took them off into the , ICC reports.

In a post about the attack, eyewitness Eje Kenny Faraday said: “All passengers in the bus are just kidnapped along Kachia Road, Km 63 from Kaduna.” A photo of the empty bus showed its inscription: “The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna,” ICC said. Faraday was reportedly nearly kidnapped himself.

Kaduna State are understood to be investigating the attack, and International Christian Concern said it is monitoring the situation.

ICC has called for in the meantime: “Please pray for our brothers and sisters who have been kidnapped, that the Lord will strengthen and protect them during this time of trial. Please also pray that the hearts of their kidnappers will be softened, and that they will be able to return safely to their families.”

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