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Catholic priest kidnapped in Plateau state, demanded N50 million ransom

The gunmen who kidnapped the pastor, Rev James Kantoma, demanded N50m in ransom.

Channels reported that the imam was abducted on Sunday night at his home in the area when gunmen stormed the area and opened fire, after which the others were taken to an unknown location. not.

The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Plateau branch, Rev Father Polycarp Lubo, has confirmed the abduction of the pastor.

He said the abductors had consulted and demanded N50 million before the release of the pastor, who is also the chairman of CAN in the local government area.

Earlier in the day, Anglican Bishop Reverend Oluwaseun Aderogba of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State, and his wife and driver were also abducted by gunmen .

They were abducted on the new Oyo / Ogbomoso road in Oyo State. Police spokesman Adewale Osifeso confirmed the incident in a statement. He said the incident was reported by Rev. Adekunle Adeluwa at the Atiba Police Headquarters.

According to Osifeso, initial investigations revealed that the vehicle of the victims had a malfunctioned while flying from Yewa in Ogun State to Jebba in Kwara.

He said the deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations had been directed to take responsibility for the rescue of the victims.

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