Following my post yesterday, I have had this update from our director in Nigeria:
Mr Stephen the kidnapped translator of the Tarok project and this situation do not have any direct link to Nigeria Group and our work. The project is an NBTT* affiliated project. It is very unlikely that the kidnapping has any intentional link with Bible translation as the translator was primarily working as a civil servant with the government and had links to the banking sector. Any specific details in the blog article are vague and unconfirmed as far as we are concerned. As someone involved in the Bible Translation movement, however, we would of course encourage folks to pray for his safe release.
Please do continue to pray for his release!
*NBTT is the Nigerian Bible Translation Trust, one of the other organisations doing Bible translation in Nigeria that we partner with.