Three of the four Catholic seminarians kidnapped by gunmen early January in Kaduna State have regained freedom.
The four seminarians, who are students of the Catholic Good Shepherd Major Seminary Kakau in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, were kidnapped by armed men who invaded the school.
The Kaduna State Police Command, who confirmed the incident, had said the gunmen who were in military uniforms attacked the school on January 9, 2020, and made away with the four students.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who confirmed the incident, told newsmen that but for the quick intervention of the operatives of the command, the kidnappers would have made away with more than four of the students.
Sabo said, “The Command received a distress call through DPO Sabon Tasha of Chikun LGA, that in the early hours of today 09/1/2020 at about 0030hrs, some Armed Men in Military Camouflage gained entry into the Good Shepard Major Seminary School Kakau By Fly-over along Kaduna Abuja Highway, started shooting sporadically and in the process took away Four (4) Students to unknown destination.”
But three weeks after the incident, the Registrar of the school, Rev. Father Joel Usman, announced the release of three of the four abducted seminarians.
He said the fourth student was still with the captors and called for more prayers for the release of the seminarian.