LAFIA – Mr. John Egla, Pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, was on Wednesday kidnapped by unknown gunmen at Shabu in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Pastor Falaye Omoniyi, a senior pastor of the church, who confirmed the development, said the victim was the pastor in charge of the Oasis of Life Parish, Nasarawa Province 2.
Omoniyi said although nobody was injured during the operation, the wife and other members of the family were traumatised.
The senior pastor urged security agencies to do their best in order to rescue the victim safely.
The Nasarawa State Police Public Relations (PPRO) Mr Nansel Ramhan, who also confirmed the incident said the victim was abducted from his home at Shabu, a suburb of Lafia town on Wednesday morning.
He said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Shabu division and his men while on patrol heard sporadic gunshot at about 1:16am on Wednesday.
He explained that on reaching the location, the police discovered that the gunmen had abducted the pastor, leaving behind his family.
He said the Police have deployed a team to rescue the victim and bring the perpetrators to book.
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