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Wife Of ECWA Pastor Killed In Kaduna Regains Freedom From Kidnappers




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Grace Maraya, the wife of the slain Pastor of Second Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Damakasuwa in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, who was abducted by gunmen, has regained her freedom two days after her husband was killed.

According to Punch, Maraya’s release was confirmed by an elder in the church on Monday.

He said a ransom of N350,000 was paid to secure her release on Sunday night.

According to him, the kidnappers had earlier demanded N3 million, but after negotiation, they accepted N350,000 before she was released.

Naija News recalls that gunmen in the early hours of last week Friday stormed the clergy’s house in Damakasuwa, killing Rev Amako Maraya, who was the church pastor, and abducting his wife, Grace.

A report has it that the same group of gunmen, three months ago, had made an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap the clergyman’s son.

However, with the assistance of the community, their nefarious plan was thwarted, although the Pastor’s son sustained injuries during the incident.

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Chinge, giving an update on the cleric’s wife’s release, said, “Mrs Grace was released to us on Sunday night, she is presently taking medication in one of the hospitals.”