A resident pastor of the Living Faith Church in Romi New Extension, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, Jeremiah Omolara, has been killed by gunmen while his wife was abducted.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday along the dreaded Kaduna-Abuja road when the pastor, his wife and son were traveling to Abuja.
The gunmen were said to have opened fire on their vehicle, killing the pastor on the spot and took the wife to the bush.
However, the son was said to have escaped.
Sources said the abductors are demanding for a ransom of N50 million.
Confirming the incident in an interview with THISDAY on Monday, the Kaduna state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, decried the increasing rate of kidnappings in Kaduna, especially, the abduction of clergy men.
Hayab said the killing of the pastor and the abduction of his wife was sad and devastating.
Decrying the spates of abduction in Kaduna and environs, Hayab said last Thursday the parish priest of Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local Government Area, was attacked by gunmen at his resident and a security guard was killed.
According to him, the parish priest narrowly escaped being killed or being abducted.
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