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Gunmen Kidnap 3 Pastors, Demand N80M Ransom

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Gunmen Kidnap 3 Pastors, Demand N80M Ransom

The Kidnap of Methodist Church Prelate, Uche and his subsequent release after the payment of N100m ransom might have opened the eyes of gunmen that clerics are goldmines.

The latest victims are three pastors who were on their way to a crusade in Kogi State and their abductors have demanded a ransom of N80 million.

The clerics were reportedly kidnapped on Friday along the Ochadamu-Okele-Ejule Road in the Ofu Local Government Area of the state while going to minister at a three-day crusade.

One of the kidnapped clerics has been identified as Pastor Sunday Emmanuel Abbah from Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state but he said to reside in Lokoja, the state capital.

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A family source of one of the abducted clerics confirmed to Pointblanknews.com that the kidnappers had demanded a ransom of N80 million.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya, who earlier confirmed the kidnap of the clerics, said that the state police command had deployed officers to rescue the victims unhurt.

“The command is aware and efforts are on to effect their release,” Aya said.

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