- Kidnappers have killed a resident pastor of the Living Faith Church in Kaduna and abducted his wife
- The pastor identified as Jeremiah Omolara was killed on Sunday, August 4, when he was travelling with his wife and son
- The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna, Joseph Hayab, condemned the killing and rising insecurity in the state
A resident pastor of the Living Faith Church in Kaduna identified as Jeremiah Omolara has been killed by kidnappers and his wife abducted.
The pastor, his wife and his son were said to have been attacked along Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday, August 4.
According to The Cable, the gunmen opened fire on their vehicle, killing the pastor on the spot before taking his wife into the bush, while the son escaped.
Legit.ng sources said that the abductors had contacted the family of the victim to demand a ransom of N50 million.
In his reaction, the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, Joseph Hayab, lamented the increasing rate of kidnappings in the state, especially the abduction of clergy men.
He said: "We are just not safe anywhere and we are asking the same question we have been asking; where are our security agencies?
“Are we being told tactically that we should defend ourselves? If we start defending ourselves, it means that we no longer have security or we no longer have government. Or is this government only for those they love and they don’t care about others?
“We feel strongly that the federal government and the inspector general of police should do something about Kaduna, since we have a governor who does not listen and feels he knows everything."
Hayab said that they do not want a situation where they will be forced to think of how to protect themselves, adding that he believe that government is there to protect them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that one of the rescued pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ibelegbo Chidinma, allegedly accused herdsmen of being behind her abduction.
The female pastor who is a deaconess from Abia state RCCG province 3 reportedly gave a testimony at the Redemption Camp during the ongoing Ministers Conference on Saturday, August 3.
She reportedly said those who abducted her were herdsmen and that she prayed to God for help.
Chidinma reportedly said her captors fell asleep which allowed her to sneak out of their den to safety.
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