Eight Christians kidnapped in Nigeria
The Daily Post Nigeria reports that eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) were abducted on Friday while on their way to evangelise in Kafachan, southern Kaduna state. Unidentified gunmen intercepted the RCCG bus along the Kachia – Kafachan road and took eight passengers, all missionaries, into the bush before setting a ransom of 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.