Ten gunmen yesterday morning invaded Maigemu district of Jos East local government area of Plateau State and kidnapped a cleric and three others.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the gunmen invaded the ECWA Church in Nuku area in the district at about 5:40 am and kidnapped a cleric (name withheld) from his house.
According to a source close to the community, the gunmen also kidnapped three other people: Usman Umaru, Agwom Dauda, and a woman simply identified as Sarah.
He added that the gunmen who released several gunshots into the air to scare the people, especially the vigilantes and hunters, left with their captors in a car while others trailed behind on motorcycles.
It was learnt that the security men, vigilantes, and hunters are combing the hills within the vicinity with the aim of arresting the kidnappers and their accomplices terrorising the local government area.
A relative of the cleric who spoke with newsmen on condition of anonymity disclosed that the kidnappers have not gotten in touch with the family for ransom.
The spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo, when contacted, confirmed the incident but said men of the command were on top of the situation.