Gunmen Kidnap Baptist Priest in Kaduna

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SWITZERLAND, AUGUST 15 – Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a pastor identified as Reverend Elisha Noma of Nagarta Baptist Church , Angwan Makiri, near Udawa, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.

The incident which occurred around 1:30 am Wednesday, the armed kidnappers, numbering about 20, reportedly stormed the village and forced their way into the Pastor’s house and went away with him and his son.

But, they later released the son, Emmanuel Elisha, who was threatened to go and raise an unspecified amount of money as ransom to secure the release of his father within five days or risk being killed.

According to the pastor’s son, “They came around 1 am. They were about 20 armed men came to the village and started hitting at doors but nobody opened. They then forced their way into houses and vandalised properties. They carted away some valuables including mobile phones and clothing in my mother’s box.

“They picked me together with my father. But after a while into the bush, I was released and they went away with my father. One of them was dressed in military camouflage.”

According to the report, they told the pastor’s son that failure to produce the ransom will have his father killed.

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