Pastor James Effiong Okon of The Apostolic Church in Zaria was on Tuesday abducted by unknown kidnappers while on his way from Zaria to Kaduna.
Pastor Okon was the former area superintendent at the Apostolic Church, Lawna Cote D’Ivoire before he was transfered to Zaria. He is also the founder of Kingdom Business Foundation (KBF).
A source close to the victim’s family told our reporter that Pastor Okon was kidnapped around Maraban Jos area.
According to him, the Pastor went to preach in Zaria and was coming back to Kaduna where he resides with his family. “He was kidnapped at Maraban Jos and we learnt the kidnappers followed Birnin Gwari road,” he said.
It was gathered that the kidnappers have demanded for N5million ransom. “The kidnappers have so far called four people including family member, close relative and church members as they are demanding N5m before he can be released,” the source said.
The Kaduna State Command Police spokesperson, Aliyu Usman did not respond to calls put to his line in order to get confirmation.
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