The abductors of 66 worshippers at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kaduna State, have set free the remaining 61 hostages from captivity. 

Also, nine other persons regained freedom from the abductors after the payment of a ransom, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State Chapter, Rev Joseph John Hayab, said.

Recall that the worshippers were kidnapped on October 31 at Kakau Daji in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

The bandits reportedly shot at five of their victims, killing three and injuring two of them. 

Speaking on Saturday, Hayab said the 61 worshippers alongside nine persons abducted were released on Friday evening.

Hayab appreciated the efforts of traditional rulers and stakeholders in ensuring the release of the victims.

He also said the ransom was paid before the worshippers were released.

SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the bandits asked for N99million as ransom to release the 61 persons in captivity.

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