The Christian Association of Nigeria has said 66 worshipers were abducted by gunmen on Sunday, October 31, 2021, in Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, Kakau, in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The organisation said contrary to the earlier number reported, its finding showed that 66 congregants were whisked away at gunpoint and one other person was shot dead during church service.
The Vice President of CAN in the 19 Northern states and Abuja, who is also the chairman of the body in Kaduna State, Rev. John Hayab, said this in an interview with Saturday PUNCH.
He said, “We received the sad news of the abduction of 66 members from Emmanuel Baptist Church.
“The incident happened around 10am during worship service on Sunday October 31.
“During the deadly attack, one person was killed while another person injured is receiving treatment in hospital.
“Among the people abducted were children, nursing mothers, pregnant women, aged people and young adults both male and female.
“The challenge of insecurity in Kaduna has not improved and the church has always been a victim. The government in Kaduna State seems to lack the capacity to handle the situation.
“CAN is appealing to the Federal Government to act fast before the insecurity challenge in Kaduna State will plunge the whole nation into a bigger problem.”