Breaking: Daredevil Gunmen Abduct CAN Chairman In Northern State

Breaking: Daredevil Gunmen Abduct CAN Chairman In Northern State

  • Gunmen have kidnapped the chairman of CAN in Jos East local government area of Plateau state, Rev. James Kantoma
  • The chairman of the Christian body in the state, Polycarp Lubo, said Kantoma was kidnapped right in his home
  • The police command in the state, through its spokesman, Alabo Alfred, confirmed the incident and said officers have been deployed to track and arrest the abductors

Jos East LGA, Plateau - Rev. James Kantoma, the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau state, has been abducted by gunmen.

The news of Kantoma's kidnap was made public by the chairman of CAN in the state, Polycarp Lubo, who disclosed that the criminals took the cleric from his home on Monday, June 13, to an unknown destination, The Nation reports.

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Nigerian policemen
The police have confirmed the abduction
Source: UGC

Lubo said:

“Since the gunmen took the Reverend Father away, we have not heard anything either from him or the abductors up till this afternoon.

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“This is so sad. But we are praying for him that no harm will befall him wherever he is."

Confirming the development, Alabo Alfred, the spokesman of the police command in Plateau, said the force has deployed officers of the anti-kidnapping unit to the community.

He said:

“Our men are already working to ensure that the Reverend father regains his freedom and apprehend those behind the abduction."

Gunmen kidnap prominent Nigerian cleric, wife, driver

Meanwhile, the Bishop of Anglican Diocese, Jebba, Kwara State, Rt. Rev. Aderogba, his wife, and driver were on Sunday, June 12, kidnapped by gunmen along the Oyo/Ogbomoso expressway.

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The cleric and his wife were on their way to Yewa in Ogun state when the armed criminals forced the vehicle conveying to stop and ordered them into a waiting car.

The horrible incident has been confirmed by the police spokesman in the state, PPRO Adewale Osifeso.

Speaking on the attack, Osifeso said:

“On Sunday 12/06/2022 at about 2100HRS, One Rev. Adekunle Adeluwa reported to the Command through an incidented report at Atiba Divisional Police Headquarters, Oyo town that at about 2030HRS, One Bishop Rt. Rev Aderogba of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State in the Company of his Wife and driver were abducted..."


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