Eight Christians Kidnapped in Nigeria

03/27/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The Daily Post Nigeria has reported that eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), were abducted on Friday while on their way to evangelize in Kafachan, southern Kaduna state. Gunmen intercepted the RCCG bus along the Kachia – Kafachan road, and took eight passengers, all missionaries, into the bush before placing a N50million ransom (roughly $122,000) for their release.

While authorities have yet to release a statement on the recent attack, multiple sources have confirmed its authenticity, including eyewitness Eje Kenny Faraday, who stated in a Facebook post that he barely escaped the kidnapping.

“All passengers in the bus are just kidnapped along Kachia Road, Km 63 from Kaduna,” wrote Faraday, sharing a photo of the empty RCCG bus whose inscriptions reads: “The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna.” 

Kaduna State Police are expected to provide an update later today, and International Christian Concern will continue to monitor and report on any new developments. 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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