- Unknown gunmen have reported whisked away an Apostolic Church pastor, Mfon Udoneke in Akwa Ibom state
- kidnappers have yet to establish contact with the church or the family as per their demands and where the abducted priest is being kept
- The police public relations officer in the state, MacDon Oguche, however, said he has not been briefed about the incident
An Apostolic Church pastor, Mfon Udoneke at Akoa Idem in Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom state on Monday, March 14, reportedly kidnapped by unknown people suspected to be kidnappers.
Punch reports Udoneke was abducted around 5 pm while preparing for women’s fellowship prayer meeting in the church.
An eyewitness, who pleaded not to be named, said the kidnappers stormed Udoneke’s residence and whisked him away in the presence of his family members.
According to him, the whereabouts of the abducted priest is unknown, as kidnappers have yet to establish contacts with Udoneke’s family or the church.
The source said: ''The family and the church are in a state of confusion right now, because the kidnappers have yet to establish contact with the church or the family as per their demands and where the abducted priest is being kept.''
The police public relations officer in the state, MacDon Oguche, said he has not been briefed about the incident.
Oguche, however, promised to get in touch with the divisional police officer in charge of the area on the matter.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, announced via his Facebook page that a gang of kidnappers operating along the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano express way had been arrested.
He said: "Today is my happiest day since the arrest of Africa's most notorious kidnapping kingpin, Evans. "
After weeks of unrelenting follow up and deploying advanced technology, IRT special teams deployed to Jigawa, Katsina, Niger and Kaduna states arrested the most deadly kidnapping group operating along Abuja-Kaduna-Kano expressway.
Evans the kidnapper lands in Kirikiri prison after first appearance in court - on Legit.ng TV: