01/22/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Nigeria leads the world in abductions and ransom demands, especially of Christians. Christian Professor John Fatokun experienced this first hand on January 18, traveling from Jos to Nasarawa state.
On hearing of the professor’s plight, a church stemming from the university’s Deeper Life Christian Ministry paid his full ransom of 20 million nairas ($52,000), allowing Professor Fatokun to be released within 48 hours.
Although he was unable to identify his captors, there is a strong possibility they were Fulani herdsmen. The conflict between Muslim herdsmen and Christian farmers is the source of many attacks and kidnappings.
Despite a traumatic experience, he told Morning Star News his faith remained unshaken, “We will continue to work, pray and raise godly men and women who are destined to change the narratives and make Nigeria a better place for the generations ahead.”
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