The armed kidnappers, numbering about 20, reportedly stormed the town around midnight of Wednesday and forced their way into the Pastor’s house. They then took him and his son away.
However, they were said to later release the son, Emmanuel Elisha, who was threatened to go and raise unspecified amount of money as ransom to secure the release of his father within five days or risk being killed.
According to the pastor’s son, “They came around 1 am. They were about 20 armed men came to the village and started hitting at doors but nobody opened. They then forced their way into houses and vandalised properties. They carted away some valuables including mobile phones and clothing in my mother’s box.
“They picked me together with my father. But after a while into the bush, I was released and they went away with my father. One of them was dressed in military camouflage.
“As they released me, they threatened that if we fail to bring money in five days even though they didn’t mention the specific ransom, they will kill him.
“We are yet to report to the police because even when we had similar experience in the past and we contacted them, they did not do anything about it. So, it is of no use.” He said.
Meanwhile, spokesman for Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, was yet to respond to message sent to him on this development.