Two of the 66 worshippers abducted last Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State have been killed by their abductors.
The bandits allegedly opened fire on five of their victims on Saturday and killed two of them while three others who were seriously injured are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
This was contained in a press release issued by the chairman of the Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. John Joseph Hayab.
Hayab said the lives of the abducted worshippers are in danger and require the urgent intervention of the government and security agencies.
He lamented the insecurity in Kaduna has continued to grow beyond imagination and threatens the peace of the country.
The cleric said, “CAN in Kaduna State is appealing to well-meaning individuals, organisations, those in authority, especially the federal government and the international community to come to our rescue.
“The evil we are experiencing is more than what an ordinary person in Kaduna and Nigeria can handle.
“CAN also appealed to all Christians and people of our state to be united in fighting this evil and be watchful,” he said.