The victims were abducted while traveling from Kaduna to Kafanchan in Jema’a local government area of the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the church in Kaduna, Alao Joseph, told journalists that the incident occurred around 7pm on Friday.
He added that the gunmen whisked away the members and abandoned the bus they were travelling in by the roadside.
Joseph said the abductors have contacted the regional pastor of the church and demanded N50 million.
He said the church had also contacted security agencies over the incident with the hope that they will rescue the victim.
The bus has been recovered. Joseph said during recovery, they also sighted another vehicle within the premises, leading them to speculate that the occupants of the vehicle had equally been kidnapped.
When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command through the Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige confirmed the abduction but said the command was working closely with the leadership of the church to ascertain the exact number of people abducted.
ASP Jalige said the police had sighted the bus by the roadside and was about to tow it into police custody when the church said it had an extra key and would move the vehicle to its own custody.
He said the police has launched a manhunt with a view to arresting the criminals and rescuing the victims alive.
You may be interested
Supreme Court Declares Frank Ibezim as Senator ElectWebby - April 16, 2021
Frank Ibezim has been declared as the Senator elect for Imo North Senatorial District by the Supreme Court on Friday.…
FLASH | Makinde Sacks LAUTECH’s Vice ChancellorWebby - April 16, 2021
Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor has sacked Michael Ologunde, the Vice-Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, LAUTECH.…
Imo North Senator-elect: Supreme Court declares Ibezim APC authentic candidateWebby - April 16, 2021
<!-- Imo North Senator-elect: Supreme Court declares Ibezim APC authentic candidate * 247ureports.com MORE STORIES