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NIGERIA: Church Security Guard Killed During Kidnapping

On Tuesday, 8 March 2022, armed assailants abducted Reverend Joseph Akeke from his home in southern Kaduna state. During the abduction, the assailants shot and killed Luka, the church security guard. The assailants then abducted three others, a woman and two children, and killed another man as they fled the predominantly Christian village.

  • “Pray for God’s intervention and for [the pastor’s] safe release,” said an area resident.

  • Pray that the kidnapped Christians will be returned safely to their homes and families.

  • Pray that the other Christians in this village will remain firm in their faith and bear witness to the love of Christ amid ongoing attacks.

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