Armed bandits in Kaduna State kidnapped more than 60 worshipers during a church service and shot one Christian dead, according to reports, which also say Christian workers in the area have gone into hiding.
The gunmen stormed Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kakau Daji area in southern Kaduna last Sunday, the Christian ministry Open Doors reported, adding that the telecom networks were down at the time to help combat bandit activity.
“The church was unable to call for help, whilst the bandits have reportedly asked for a higher ransom because they had to travel farther for network service to contact the victims’ relations,” the ministry said.
The Baptist Church said members are worried and can’t attend service anylonger, Persecondnews.com gathered.
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“We are seriously worried now. Gunmen are gradually approaching the township,” Rev. Joseph Haya, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria and a Baptist said.
Haya revealed that the Baptist church “is the worst hit church in this state.”