March 28, 2021

KIDNAPPED RCCG MEMBERS: Abductors demand N50m ransom

8 RCCG members abducted in Kaduna 

The bus the victims were travelling on before the kidnap.

The bus the victims were travelling on before the kidnap.

… as police launch manhunt

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo

The police in Kaduna State   have launched a manhunt for the abductors of eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, who were kidnapped on Friday.

The Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, told journalists that the police were  working closely with the leadership of the RCCG in Kaduna to ascertain the actual number of those abducted, with a view to  rescuing them alive.

Meanwhile, the public Relations Officer of the  Kaduna Province of the RCCG, Alao Joseph, said the church members were kidnapped by bandits at about 7 pm on Friday along Kachia Road.

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He said the  abductors had established contact with the leadership of the church, demanding ¦ 50 million ransom.

Alao explained that the bandits whisked   away the church members and abandoned the bus they were travelling with.

“The   church has contacted  security agencies over the incident with the hope that they will help in securing the immediate rescue of the members,” he said.