Three Seminarians of the Christ the King Major Catholic Seminary in Fayit, Kagoma ward in Jama’a LGA of Kaduna State, North West Nigeria who were kidnapped on Monday have been released.
A statement issued by the Chancellor, Catholic Diocese Of Kafanchan Rev Fr Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo dated 13/10/2021, said the three Seminarians who were released on Wednesday are in good condition.
A video seen by Elanza News showed the Seminarians joined others in the chapel praising God for their release.
“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 (Today) 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,” the statement added.