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A kidnapped Christian professor was released in Nigeria

Morning Satr News reports that a professor at a Christian university has reportedly been released after being kidnapped in Nigeria, a country that leads the world in abductions of Christians.


John Fatokun, professor of computational mathematics and numerical analysis and deputy vice-chancellor of Anchor University in Lagos, was released on Wednesday (Jan. 20th) after suspected Fulani herdsmen captured him last Monday as he travelled from Jos to Nasarawa state.

“Despite the experience, my faith remains unshakable,” Fatokun told reporters today, according to Legit, a Nigerian news outlet. “We will continue to work, pray and raise godly men and women who are destined to change the narratives and make Nigeria a better place for the generations ahead.”

Anchor University’s assistant and head of strategy and communications, Okesola Sanusi, reportedly said that Fatokun was freed after serious prayers were offered on his behalf. Anchor University last Wednesday confirmed his release on the school’s Facebook page.

The Christian university professor was kidnapped as he traveled from Jos, Plateau state to Keffi town in Nasarawa state, north-central Nigeria. He was reportedly captured at about 9 p.m. in Nasarawa State’s Kurmi Shinkafa village, Kokona County, as he was on his way to Keffi to drop off one his children at a high school; he had planned to then return to his university post in Lagos, in southwestern Nigeria.


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