Barely two weeks after a Kaduna based Living Faith Church pastor, Jeremiah Omolewa, was killed and ransom paid to free his abducted wife, the men of the underworld have struck again
The gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted another pastor, Reverend Elisha Noma of Nagarta Baptist Church, Angwan Makiri, near Udawa, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
The 20 man gang reportedly stormed the village around 1:30 am on Wednesday, forced their way into the Pastor’s house and went away with him and his son.
They later released the son, Emmanuel Elisha, who was threatened to go and raise an unspecified amount of money as ransom to secure his father’s release within five days or risk being killed.
Narrating his ordeal, the pastor’s son said, “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.
“As they released me, they threatened that if we fail to bring money in five days even though they didn’t mention the specific ransom, they will kill him.