Three Kidnapped Catholic Seminarians Freed In Kaduna. Below is the video of the released Seminarians!
Bandits on Monday night invaded St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a seminary belonging to the Catholic Church in Southern Kaduna and abducted students.
A statement from the Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Emmanuel Okolo, said they were released on Wednesday, about 48 hours after their abduction.
The statement also urged Catholic churches to organise Thanksgiving masses for the successful release of the abducted people.
Below is the full statement from the diocese.
From: The Curia, Catholic Diocese Of Kafanchan
To: CBCN, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kaduna Province, Vicar Foranes, Priests, Religious, People Of God, All Men and Women Of Goodwill
Subject: Three Seminarians of Christ the King Major Seminary Released
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!
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo,
Chancellor, Catholic Diocese Of Kafanchan