After more than 20 Christians lost their lives to terrorist attacks in two areas of Taraba state, Nigeria in the first half of August, a Catholic teacher on 14 August was kidnapped from a church site, sources said.
Suspected members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) shot their way onto the site of St Agnes Catholic Church in Dinya village, in Taraba state’s Gassol County, at about 10pm and abducted the catechist, Gideon Tsehemba, said the Rev. Lawrence Awua, the parish priest.
“The ISWAP terrorists broke into the premises of our church on Sunday, Aug. 14, as we were already in our bedrooms,” Awua told Morning Star News in a text message.
“They were shooting indiscriminately in the premises of the church. Our Catechist, Mr. Gideon Tsehemba, was forcefully dragged out of the church with a gun pointed at him. I…