Four Students Kidnapped by Fulani Herdsmen in Attack on Christian Missions School in Nigeria

(Update: Military spokesman Maj. Ibrahim Shittu said in a statement on Sunday (May 2) that the kidnapped Kelvin Eze of King’s School was rescued by troops on Saturday night (May 1) without payment of ransom. Below is the original story from April 30:)

JOSNigeria (Morning Star News) – One Christian student remains captive after three others escaped abduction on Thursday (April 29) by Muslim Fulani herdsmen from a Christian missions school in Plateau state, Nigeria, sources said.

School and government officials said the four students were kidnapped from The King’s School, a Christian missions school established by Calvary Ministries (CAPRO) in Gana Ropp village, Barkin Ladi County.

“Please pray for us, as we’re under attack here at our school in Gana Ropp village,” Bayo Famonure, head of the institution, had said in a text message to Morning Star News on Thursday (April 29).

After security agents repelled the herdsmen, Famonure sent another message to Morning Star News: “Four students were kidnapped, three escaped from the herdsmen, and one student is still being held captive.”

He added that security agents said they believe the herdsmen might be close by, “as the student being held by them phoned us to say they were already in the Fulani herdsmen’s camp, barely 20 minutes after he was captured and taken away.”

The Rev. Gideon Para-Mallam, president of the Para-Mallam Peace Foundation, said the attackers broke the rear fence of the school, drilling a hole to gain access to the compound and abduct the students.

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SOURCE: Morning Star News

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