Armed attack on church in Nigeria: 45 people abducted

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Peter Kavinsky

Attack on church in Nigeria: 45 people abducted

It was reported that 45 people were kidnapped in an armed attack on a church in the West African country of Nigeria’s Kaduna state.

Awemi Maisamari, President of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, said in a statement to the local media that gunmen on motorcycles attacked a church in Kajuru district of Kaduna state.

Maisamari noted that in the attack, 45 people were abducted from the church and its surroundings, and many were injured.

They demanded ransom

According to the news of AA; Maisamari said that some people kidnapped by gunmen contacted their families and that a ransom was demanded.

In the country, motorcycle use is prohibited in some states due to gunmen carrying out attacks on motorcycles.

Kidnapping is punishable by the death penalty in Nigeria, yet kidnappings for ransom are common.

As part of the fight against the increasing security problems in the country, it was forbidden to pay ransom to armed persons.

Peter Kavinsky

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