By Our Correspondent
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in Kaduna State, Apostle Emmanuel Bako.
Reports by the security agencies revealed that Bako was kidnapped along with his wife, Cindy, and one other person on Christmas Day in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday.
He explained that unidentified gunmen attacked the Albarka Praying Camp along the Afana-Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road and started shooting sporadically.
In the process of whisking the clergy away, a vehicle was hit by a bullet while the PFN chairman, his wife, and the other victim were taken away from the camp.
Aruwan noted that security operatives promptly arrived at the location and pursued the kidnappers who were, however, able to escape with the victims.
Speaking on the development Charles Ejoh Presiding Minister of Christian Foundation Mission condemned the incident and called for the immediate release of Bako and his wife, as well as the other person abducted by the gunmen.
Ejoh who made the call in Jos described the incident which occurred on Christmas Day, as not only barbaric but wicked and inhumane.
He warned that the unabated killings and abductions in Kaduna State under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai, if not urgently addressed will snowball into a religious crisis that will engulf the entire state and called for global attention to address the situation.
The clergyman described the security situation in the country as terrible and appealed to the security agencies to ensure the immediate release of the apostle.