Tension As Gunmen Abduct Pastor In Niger


The pastor in charge of Shiyona Baptist Church, Reverend Yohanna Gyang Bitrus, has been kidnapped in Ugwan Saye in Yakila Community in Tegina, Rafi Local Government area of Niger State.

According to witnesses, the gunmen stormed the community around 2pm on Thursday and headed straight to the pastor’s house.

It was learnt that the Gunmen did not enter any other house in the community although they shot sporadically to scare people away.

Few hours after the pastor was abducted, a source close to the family said that the abductors got in touch with the family to demand a ransom of N60 million.

A source said the family is deeply worried as they do not know how to raise the money to secure the release of the abducted pastor.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Niger, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said he will get back to our correspondent when contacted for confirmation of the incident.


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