Kidnapped Archbishop Joseph Masin has spent two night with his abductors before he was reunited with his family in the last weekend after a huge sum of money was paid for his freedom.
The respected clergyman was kidnapped to an unknown location a few days ago by some group of armed men who demanded a sum N45m-N50m as a ransom for his freedom, Naija News recalls.
His heir, Miracle Masin has, however, thanked God for keeping their father who chairs the Nasara State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, alive despite threats created by his abductors. Masin while speaking with newsmen revealed that they were pressured to put on sale three cars to secure freedom of their loved father.
According to him, after several negotiations with the kidnappers, they were finally paid an undisclosed amount of which they had to sell out three rides belonging to him, his wife and the kidnapped father.
Miracle added that the family also received some financial support from concerned individuals to add up in paying off the huge ransom.
He said, “Millions of naira was paid but we are not ready to disclose it now. The pressure was so much but we thank God for everything. The negotiations began from the day he was kidnapped till he was released on Saturday, May 30 around 11.45 pm. He got home on Sunday at around 4am.”
“My father didn’t even know where he was until he met some people, who were running away from him until one of them was bold to come close and ask him what happened. They later took him to a place where we met him in,”
Miracle added, “For those days, my father couldn’t eat. They were bringing food but he couldn’t eat because he was not sure of what was in the food and he didn’t trust them.”
Meanwhile, Naija News had reported earlier that the kidnapped Assistant Manager, News and Current Affairs, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), channel 6 in Aba, Abia State, south-east Nigeria, Chinyere Okoye, has reportedly regained her freedom.