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Karowei Militant Group Kidnaps 4 British Christian Missionaries In Delta State Nigeria

4 British missionaries kidnapped in nigeria

October 18, 2017 – 4 British Christian  Missionaries Kidnapped By Karowei Militant Group In Delta

Karowei Militant Group Kidnaps 4 British Christian Missionaries In Delta State Nigeria

4 British missionaries were last week Friday, October 13, 2017, kidnapped by suspected militants around Enukorowa Creek community in Burutu council area of Delta state.

We gathered that the missionaries; Dr. David Donavan, Chilly Donavan, Alana and Iyan, had worked in the area for more than three years, preaching and administering free medical care to the people in the area.

Although there had yet to be any link with the kidnappers or report on ransom demand as at yesterday evening, security hunch pinned the act on a notorious militant gang, known as Karowei, operating in the area.

According to a police statement, the kidnap is suspected to be in reaction to the ongoing Operation Crocodile’s Smile, which is being executed by the Joint Task Force (JTF), codenamed Operation Delta Safe (OPDS).

“On 13/10/2017, at about 0200hrs, five armed suspected members of Karowei militants stormed Enukorowa creek community in Burutu LGA of Delta State and kidnapped four white missionaries, namely: Dr. David Donavan, Chilly Donavan, Alana (surname unknown) and Iyan (surname unknown), who have been engaged in preaching and giving free medical treatment in the area for the past three years.

“Intelligence reveals that the kidnap may not be unconnected with present onslaught on militant activities embarked upon by the military code – named Operation Crocodile Smile.

“All efforts are being made in conjunction with the Joint Task Force (JTF) towards ensuring that the victims are rescued, while manhunt for the kidnappers has been intensified”, a statement issued by the spokesman of Delta state police command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said.



  1. mulikat

    October 18, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    pls they should put stop to this new trade call Kidnapping and ritualist,by death, they add to bad name naija have before,to it. missionaries,that come to help poor and forgetting people they kidnapp them.

  2. baby

    October 19, 2017 at 10:48 AM

    British people don’t believe what is happening in Nigeria,they think is a joke or maybe Nigerians are pretending, are you sure they are genuine missionary we have a lot of pastors and churches in Nigeria more than in Britain, who tell them say Nigeria need preachers, be careful about those foreigners coming to Nigeria in the name of missionary, their country need that preaching than Nigeria, lot of alcoholic and drug addict, internet scam and other crimes are high in uk why didn’t they start in there country,yeye they smell

  3. baby

    October 19, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    maybe because there is no war in Nigeria that’s why British people think Nigeria is safer than iran,Iraq or Syria.

  4. Iron bar

    October 19, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    leave oyinbo people on missionary trip alone and wipe off fulani herdsmen instead.they are bigger threats

  5. Grace

    October 19, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    Caused by UN

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