A member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakkau Daji in Chikun Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State, Mr. Joshua Alamageni, has narrated how suspected gunmen numbering about 50 stormed the church in broad daylight, and kidnapped 66 members throughout service.
DAILY POST remembers that suspected kidnappers had stormed the church on October 31, 2021, and kidnapped the worshippers.
The Vice Chairman, Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, confirmed the variety of abductees.
Additionally, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Inner Safety and Residence Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the kidnap however was silent on the variety of victims. He solely stated a worshipper was shot useless, whereas others sustained accidents.
Nonetheless, Alamageni, 46, who spoke to DAILYPOST who was on a fact-finding go to to the church, stated he narrowly escaped being kidnapped, as he went to vary his cash to decrease denomination for church choices when the abductors arrived.
He stated the church was crammed to capability and members have been singing praises and worshipping God when instantly, they heard gunshots.
“It was 9.30am within the morning. Whereas members have been singing praises to Almighty God, impulsively, we heard gunshots that rented the air.
In all places was quiet as members’ praises to God got here to an abrupt finish. Though I used to be not too removed from the place I went to search for the decrease denomination of cash I had, I stood faraway and was seeing all people.
“The gunmen first went to the teenage church, however later modified their minds and moved in the direction of the grownup church when a sound of a gun rented the air.”
He stated it was the sound of weapons that made worshipers abandon their Bibles, luggage, and different valuables and scamper for his or her lives.
“The pastor of the church hid below the church desk, as that wasn’t sufficient, he jumped by means of the window and bumped into the bush.
“Many who couldn’t run due to concern, have been captured by the bandits and got their matching order to the bush. Though, the abductors succeeded in killing certainly one of our members who was operating to a secure bush,” he added.
Hayab and a few church elders instructed DAILY POST that the abductors are but to make contact with them.