The three kidnapped seminarians from Christ the King Major Seminary in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State were released by their captors on Wednesday, just 48 hours after their kidnapping.
Reverend Father Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, verified their release on Wednesday night.
On Monday night, bandits attacked seven seminarians in the school chapel. They were successful in snatching three people, while the others managed to flee.
“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,” he said.
The beloved three boys were released by their kidnappers only 48 hours after they were kidnapped, he claimed.
“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!” he said.