Following the abduction of the Senior Pastor of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Dankade, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Rev. Zakariah Ido and 14 others, the kidnappers have reportedly demanded for a ransom of N30 million.
Chairman, Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, while revealing this to the News Agency of Nigeria, stated that they have continually reached out to the families of the victims.
Hayab also pleaded with the security agencies to take adequate means to rescue the victims from the abductors which were kidnapped after service on Sunday.
“When people are attacked and taken away from a place of prayers then we need to wake up,” he voiced.
In a statement on Monday by the Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo of the Kaduna State Police Command, said the command had deployed security personnel to track the abductors and ensure the safe release of the victims.
“On Sunday morning at about 08:30 hrs, we received information through DPO Dogon Dawa that some armed men in large number entered Unguwar Kuli village, a border community between Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State and Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State.
“The gunmen started shooting sporadically, went and intercepted some church members while closing from service and took away the Pastor and 14 others.
“On receipt of this information, the Command deployed teams of police operatives to the scene on general search operation with a view to rescuing the victims and arresting the culprits.
“IRT and STS have also been contacted for technical assistance,” he added