Gunmen abduct Pastor in Niger




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Gunmen have abducted the Pastor in Charge of Shiyona Baptist Church, Reverend Yohanna Gyang Bitrus in Ugwan Saye in Yakila community in Tegina, Rafi Local Government area of State.

The Nation learnt the incident occurred at about 2pm on Thursday.

Sources told The Nation the gunmen stormed the community and went directly to the Pastor’s house and took him away.

It was learnt the gunmen did not enter any other house in the community although they were shooting sporadically to scare people away.

Few hours after the pastor was abducted, a Source close to the family said the Abductors had gotten in touch with the family to demand for N60 million for the release of the Pastor.

A source who is close to the family said the family is at their wits end as they do not know how to raise that amount of money to secure the release of the abducted Pastor.

When contacted, the Police Public Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun said he will back to the reporter when he details about the incident.

The Nation