Pastor, church members and Christian relief worker kidnapped in Nigeria
A group of Christians, including a church pastor, are missing after being kidnapped in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram militants while on their way to deliver aid.
Rabiu Aminu, the Borno State Coordinator for the National Youth Service Corps, said that corps member Abraham Amuta was kidnapped alongside Pastor Oyeleke and several members of Living Faith Church while they were on their way to north-east Borno State, reports the News Agency of Nigeria.
The kidnapping happened as they travelled from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and a hotbed of Boko Haram activity, to Chibok, where in 2014 the terrorist group kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls, many of whom are still missing.
Ezeanya told The Punch that the kidnappers were demanding a ransom equivalent to over half a million dollars for the release of the group....
This is so sad, as all of the kidnappings before it have been, and by Boko Haram again, of all groups. I still feel so bad for all of those schoolgirls who are still missing after all of this time, and their familys as well. I can't imagine what those poor girls are still having to endure, or the emotional trauma that their loved ones are still experiencing. Difficult to even think about.
Man, we have no clue what real persecution is...none at all. We think persecution is being heckled, called names, or spit at, when around the world, people are being slaved out, raped, tortured, and murdered for denying the State approved god.