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How Kaduna Pastor Was Killed, Wife Abducted



More facts have emerged of the killing of the late Pastor Hosea Akuchi of Nasara Baptist Church in Guguwa area of Rigasa in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, and the abduction of his wife at their residence. Sources closed to the residence of the deceased disclosed that on the faithful day of the attack which occurred on Monday midnight, rumours had filtered into the area that some suspected persons were seen on Sunday, a day before the attack perambulating the area. The source who preferred anonymity further said the noise heared from the deceased house, the Pastor may have struggled with the kidnappers and which may have led to his death. He disclosed that the kidnappers came around 1am of that day (Monday) forced their way into the Pastor’s apartment, from where gun shot sound was heared, only to discovered that the Pastor was the one shot and he died while his wife Mrs Talatu Hosea was taken away to an unknown destination by the armed men who killed her husband in her presence.

Meanwhile, the elder brother to the deceased, Galadima Makeri confirmed that the kidnappers who are still in possession of the deceased wife called last on Tuesday demanding five million naira (N5,000,000:00) as ransom to release the wife. “When they called, they asked if the Pastor was still alive, and we told them he was dead and told them we have been able to raise 100,000 but they rejected and promised to call back after prayer which was yesterday (Tuesday) and ever since the last call, they’ve not called again. “We are praying for God to touch the hearts of her abductors to release her unhurt, we are patiently waiting for their calls on the next line of action. “We also call on well meaning Nigerians to join us in prayers for the safe release of the late Pastor’s wife,” he said. Kaduna State police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Yakubu Sabo had also on the day of the attack confirmed that the Pastor was shot while struggling with the attackers whose intention may perhaps be to abduct him. He said the police will do all within her powers to apprehend the attackers and rescue the deceased wife who is still in their possession.



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