The three Catholic seminarians, who were kidnapped by gunmen in Kaduna State on Monday have been freed.
Recall that armed men invaded Christ the King Major Seminary in Kafanchan on Monday and abducted three seminarians.
According to a statement from the Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Emmanuel Okolo, the victims were released on Wednesday, about 48 hours after their abduction.
Okolo urged Catholic churches to organize Thanksgiving masses for the successful release of the abducted people.
The statement read, “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. Barely 48 hours after their kidnap, our beloved brothers were released by their abductors.
“We want to thank all those that have offered prayers and entreaties for the quick release of our Seminarians and Others who are still in the dens of their kidnappers. We pray God to hasten the release of those who are still in the hands of their Captors.
“All our Priests are directed to kindly celebrate Mass of THANKSGIVING to God tomorrow, Thursday 14th October 2021, for the quick and safe release of our Seminarians.
May Our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for us and all those that are still in captivity”
He, however, did not disclose whether any ransom was paid for their release.