Nigeria: Suspected Fulani herdsmen kidnap Christian workers taking a bus to a wedding

December 12, 2022

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“Christians Kidnapped in Separate Attacks in Southwest Nigeria,” Morning Star News, December 1, 2022:

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen in southwestern Nigeria last week kidnapped Christian workers taking a bus to a wedding, while another group of Christians was kidnapped en route to a funeral in the same state.

A relative of one of 48 Christians who were kidnapped off a Coaster Bus going from Ondo state to attend the funeral in Edo state on Nov. 24 said her cousin escaped because she was beaten and left for dead.

“My cousin was beaten almost to the point of death because she couldn’t walk fast,” Judith Akande told Morning Star News in a text message. “They left her thinking she was dead. She later got revived and was wandering in the bush until a man found her and took her to a pastor of the Christ Apostolic Church.”

Four other captives also escaped, and her cousin received medical treatment, she said.

“Her daughter is among 43 others who are still held hostage,” Akande said. “Please join me in prayer for their release from their captors, who are believed to be herdsmen.”…