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Over 60 Persons Abducted In Kaduna Regain Freedom

Most of them are said to be victims of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji attack in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.

At least 60 kidnap victims have regained freedom from terrorists, locally called bandits, in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.

This was made known by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state.

In a report by TVC news monitored by HumAngle, with a background which showed a military bus and people embracing, Aruwan said “the military authorities reached out to the Kaduna State government that they have with them over 60 citizens who were kidnapped in different locations.

“They wanted the government to take possession of these citizens and the government collected these people and handed them over to the leadership of Kaduna Baptist Conference,” he said.

“And there are other citizens whose relations are here. We equally do the same thing.”

Aruwan said the abductees were largely victims of the Emmanuel Baptist Church Abduction in Kakau Daji, Chikun Local Government Area (LGA), Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria. “There are also others who were kidnapped along Kachia road,” he said.

The commissioner made no mention about how the abductees regained freedom and if ransom was paid.

On Oct. 31, 2021, almost 70 members of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, were kidnapped, injured, and killed in a terrorist attack. 


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Nathaniel Bivan

Nathaniel Bivan is Regional Editor Northwest/Central and Head of Solutions Journalism Desk at HumAngle. He tweets @nathanielbivan

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