This Is First Time Baptist School Pupils Are Abducted In 166 Years – Nigerian Baptist Slams Buhari Government

The Nigerian Baptist Convention has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities, saying that is the primary time in 166 years of firm {that a} Baptist faculty could be attacked by bandits and college students kidnapped.

Following the kidnapping of 121 college students of Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna State, the Nigerian Baptist Convention mentioned it had began organizing prayers in all Baptist church buildings in Nigeria and overseas.

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The President, Nigerian Baptist Convention, Rev Israel Akanji, mentioned this in an interview with PUNCH on Friday, which he mentioned was the final day of the Baptist World Alliance.

Akanji mentioned the alliance comprised 127 international locations globally and that the occasion was held by way of Zoom, a digital assembly platform.

The clergy mentioned the 127 international locations that make up the Baptist World Alliance had been knowledgeable of the kidnapping of scholars of the Bethel Baptist High School.

Asked what efforts the Baptist Church had made to date, the clergy mentioned, “You know that we are a church, and once we are in any difficulty, the first port of call is to ask God in prayer. Therefore, we have been organizing prayer all over the Baptist Church in Nigeria and worldwide.

“In terms of publicity (of the abduction), all over Nigeria, it is known. Every state is aware, and the Baptist World Alliance is also aware.

“In fact, Elijah Brown, the General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, has made a kind of press statement in which he spoke about the abduction of the students in Nigeria. He condemned this act that has been going on in Nigeria and especially the kidnapping of the students of our Baptist High School.”

Despite the assault, Akanji mentioned the Baptist Church wouldn’t be intimidated, noting that the Church would proceed to supply high quality training. According to him, the Baptist Church has for the previous 166 years operated secondary faculties in Nigeria.

He mentioned, “The Baptist denomination has given education to Nigeria since 1855. For 166 years now, the Nigerian Baptist Convention has been providing education.

“Our first institution is the Baptist Academy in Lagos, which is still an institution to reckon with today and has produced great men and women for Nigeria. The Baptist Boys High School in Abeokuta, Ogun State, produced Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the late Chief MKO Abiola. These are people who greatly impacted Nigeria.

“Now, in our history, this is the first time in 166 years that a Baptist school would be raided and the students kidnapped. It had never happened. So we believe in the strength of our history. By calling the Almighty God, our students shall be returned to us.

“Having called on God and our track record as a denomination providing education for this nation without ceasing for 166 years, our students should be brought back,” he added.

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