“God brought us help”: Kidnapped Nigerian girls released after torture, ransom payment

by Daniel Payne · Nov 11th, 2019 3:46 pm

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 2:17 pm

Several kidnapped girls in Nigeria were returned to their parents late last month after torture and ransom payment, with one of the kidnapping victims crediting God for bringing them home safely.

The six girls, along with two staff members, had been kidnapped by Muslim Fulani herdsmen from a Christian church in Kaduna, Nigeria, on October 7. A woman was also murdered during the kidnapping. One of the kidnapped staff members was the wife of the church’s pastor.

The girls were returned on October 27, according to news reports. One of the kidnapped girls said that a “former governor of Kaduna” was instrumental in securing their freedom.

“Several people prayed in churches and mosques. Through their prayers, God brought us help,” the girl told reporters.

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