Gunmen kidnap Kaduna PFN chairman, wife at prayer camp

Gunmen kidnap Kaduna PFN chairman, wife at prayer camp

The Kaduna State government has confirmed the abduction, on Christmas Day, of the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in Kaduna St

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The Kaduna State government has confirmed the abduction, on Christmas Day, of the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in Kaduna State, Apostle Emmanuel Bako, his wife, Cindy and one other person in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state.

Internal Security and Home Affairs Commissioner Samuel Aruwan said in a statement in Kaduna that the yet to be identified gunmen swooped on the Albarka Praying Camp on the Afana-Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road and started shooting sporadically.

In the process, a vehicle was hit by a bullet while the PFN chairman, his wife, and the other victim were taken away from the camp.

Aruwan noted that security operatives promptly arrived at the location and pursued the kidnappers who were, however, able to escape with the victims.

Cross River State PFN chairman, Lawrence Ekwok, condemned the incident and called for the immediate release of the abducted persons.

Ekwok who made the call in a statement described the incident which occurred on Christmas Day, generally recognised worldwide as a day of peace and joy, as not only callous but wicked and insensitive.

He decried a situation where preachers of the gospel of Jesus Christ have become the target of kidnappers and called for urgent attention to address the situation.

The clergyman describing the security situation in the country as terrible and appealed to the security agencies to ensure the immediate release of the apostle.