Gunmen abducted six girls and two staff members from a Christian-run boarding school on 3 October. They forced their way into The Engravers’ College in the village of Kakau Daji, Kaduna State in the early morning. According to witnesses, the attackers were Fulani herdsmen, a group responsible for considerable violence in recent years.
The governor of Kaduna State spoke to the media the next day about an apparent coalition between elements within the Fulani and the Islamic militant group, Boko Haram. He spoke of their reported plans to target schools because of the news coverage it would receive.
The kidnappers have contacted the school and there have been negotiations over ransom demands. Incidents like this bring reminders of similar kidnappings, such as those that took place in Dapchi during 2018 and Chibok in 2014.
Sources: Morning Star News, Aljazeera, Africanews
- Uphold the victims of this latest kidnapping. Ask for God’s protection and care over their lives.
- Pray that the negotiations will bring about their safe release. Remember the many other kidnap victims who remain in captivity.
- Pray Nigeria’s governing officials will be granted wisdom and direction as they take on the difficult task of bringing an end to the violence.
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