Friday, April 8, 2016

Pastors taken hostage, One Found Dead & Two Freed

Rev. Iliya Anto, pastor and president of the United Church of Christ in Nigeria (HEKAN) in Kaduna, Nigeria, was recently found dead in a bush days after he was abducted. The two other pastors abducted along with him were earlier released.

Men armed with AK-47 rifles attacked a church campsite in Kaduna last March 21 and captured three pastors of the HEKAN who were preparing for an Easter retreat.

"We were working on the campsite in preparation for our forthcoming church conference when the kidnappers invaded the place and began shooting into the air," Rev. Jibrailu Wobiya, who escaped with other church members said, as quoted by the Morning Star News.

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