Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a pastor, Rev Hosea Akuchi, and abducted his wife, Talatu, at Guguma community, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis lastweek.
The incident occurred at the Nasara Baptist Church, Guguwa, where the cleric was in charge near Rigasa Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Rigasa is within the same community where four policemen were killed recently.
The kidnappers were said to have shot the pastor point blank and went away with his wife. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incident.
He said a manhunt was on to arrest the perpetrators. However, at press time, there has not been any communication between the kidnappers and the family to demand any ransom. But a source in the area disclosed that the attackers invaded the community about 1a.m. and forced their way into the apartment of the cleric, shot him and took his wife away.
Sabo Later told journalists that the pastor was shot while struggling with the attackers whose intention might be to abduct him.