Tension as Gunmen Attack Church, Kidnap Pastor, 2 Others in Plateau

Tension as Gunmen Attack Church, Kidnap Pastor, 2 Others in Plateau

  • Usman Umaru, a pastor with the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), has been kidnapped by gunmen in the Jos East LGA of Plateau state
  • Umaru and two others were abducted after the gunmen invaded the ECWA Church located in the Maigemu community
  • A community youth leader, Michael Madaki, disclosed that security operatives have commenced efforts to rescue the kidnapped victims

Plateau state, Jos - Gunmen attacked the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) and kidnapped Pastor Usman Umaru, at the Maigemu community in the Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau state.

As reported by The Punch, the gunmen also abducted two other persons in the early hours of Wednesday, September 13.

Gunmen kidnap Plateau pastor
Gunmen invaded an ECWA Church and kidnapped a pastor and 2 others in Plateau state Photo Credit: Caleb Mutfwang
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How gunmen kidnapped pastor from church

Michael Madaki, a youth leader in the community, who confirmed the incident, said:

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“In the early hours of Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Gunmen, whom we believe were kidnappers, invaded Maigemu community in the Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State. They made straight to the ECWA Church, Nuku, and kidnapped the Pastor, Usman Umaru.
“The gunmen also kidnapped another person whose name is Agwom Dauda and a woman before they escaped.”

Madaki added that security operatives had been combing the bushes in their efforts to rescue the pastor and other victims.

“Since the kidnap incident happened, men of the Special Taskforce, ‘Operation Safe Haven’ and some vigilante members in the community have been searching everywhere to rescue the victims.”

Gunmen kill RCCG pastor, kidnap 7 members during vigil

Legit.ng earlier reported that gunmen also attacked a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) during a vigil service in Ogun state.

The assailants killed the church pastor and kidnapped seven members in the process

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The tragic incident happened on Saturday, July 1, at Abule-Ori, in Obafemi Owode local government area of the state.

The State Commander of the So-Safe Corps, Soji Ganzallo, who made this known, said the gunmen stormed the RCCG Church while the vigil was ongoing.

Gunmen invade church, kill pastor’s wife

In the same vein, suspected assassins invaded the God’s Vineyard of Grace Dominion Assembly, and attacked the pastor of the church, Reverend Samuel Chinyereugo, in Benin, Edo State.

In the process, they shot and killed Peace Chinyereugo, the wife of the pastor.

The unfortunate incident occurred on Monday, August 14, 2023, at the church's premises in Upper Lawani Street, New Benin, Benin City.

Source: Legit.ng

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