Nine Chistians were abducted in two separate attacks by gunmen on Christian boarding schools in Kaduna State, Nigeria in October. At one school, the vice-principal, matron and six girls were taken. The second attack came four days later on another school and the principal was taken. At the time of writing no one had claimed responsibility for the kidnappings, but the Islamist group Boko Haram has kidnapped many hundreds of people in the region including 276 girls from a school in Chibok in April 2014 – over 100 of them are still in captivity. Pray that all the captives from all kidnapping incidents will be released unharmed.