The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna State, Rev Joseph Hayab, stated that the kidnappers of a pastor and 14 others at the ECWA Church, Dankade, have demanded the sum of N30 million as ransom.
Hayab while speaking with NAN stated that the kidnappers switched off their phone after making their demand.
He revealed that the Kaduna State chapter of CAN had reached out to the families since the incident.
CAN call on the security agencies to take measures to rescue the victims who were kidnapped after church service on Sunday.
Naija News recalls unknown gunmen attacked an ECWA church in Kaduna state on Sunday, kidnapping a senior pastor and others.
“When people are attacked and taken away from a place of prayers then we need to wake up,” the CAN Chairman said.
The state police command, in a statement released on Monday through its Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, noted that it has deployed personnel to rescue the victims.
“On Sunday morning at about 0830hrs, 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 said.