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Gunmen kidnap 3 pastors, demand N100m ransom

The senior pastor was said to have been abducted alongside his Vice President, Rev. Iliya Anto and one Rev. Yakubu Zarma along the Kaduna-Abuja Express Way

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The senior pastor was said to have been abducted alongside his Vice President, Reverend Iliya Anto  and one Reverend Yakubu Zarma along the Kaduna – Abuja Express Way

According to Vanguard, the pastors were on the church farm, which was about 17km away from the Kaduna-Abuja expressway when they were whisked away.

Report said another pastor, Jubrailu Ibrahim Wobiat, who managed to escape the attack recounted the the ordeal.

He said: “We went to clear the land to start building our seminary school.

“We finished work of the day and we were about leaving. The Vice President was to take off to Abuja, suddenly we saw men wearing masks and armed with AK-47 rifles.

“They were  about six. They blocked the small access road leading to the main road as our President, his vice and the other clergy man were driving out of the place.

“They ordered them out of their cars, but one of the drivers who was driving  the Vice President  escaped and ran  back to those of us who were still behind at the site to tell us about what had happened.

“We quickly abandoned our cars and ran into the bush for our dear lives and got to the Express  Way to the town. The police later escorted us to pick our cars.

“They demanded for N100 million, they also told us that the Vice President is sick and they described a location where we could pick him.

“But when we went there with the police, we couldn’t see him. Somehow, they were monitoring us."

The Kaduna State Police Command has however not responded to enquiries about the incident as at the time of filing this report.

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