Unknown gunmen have kidnapped more than 40 worshipers from the Bege Baptist Church located in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state on Sunday.
Confirming the report, the Kaduna state Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab, revealed on Monday that 15 of the abducted worshipers managed to escape and have reunited with their families.
He said, “About 40 people were, on Sunday, abducted by gunmen during a church service at Bege Baptist Church, Madala, along Buruku Baringi road, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
“The worshippers were in the Sunday service in the Church when around 9:30 am they heard gunshots very close to the Church. The gunmen attacked the church and went away with about 40 worshippers.
“Along the way, 15 of the abducted persons returned remaining 25 who are presently in captivity without any word from their abductors.
“Efforts are being made to get in contact with the abductors concerning the remaining people and we pray that the abductors would be merciful to release the remaining 25 back to their families.”
Police authorities are yet to confirm the development.