Gunmen Attack Popular Nigerian Church, Abduct Cleric, Other Members
Gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped a pastor, Usman Umaru, in the Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State.
It was gathered that the cleric who is working with the Evangelical Church Winning All was abducted alongside two other persons when the gunmen attacked his church located at the Maigemu community in the early hours of Wednesday.
A youth leader in the community, Michael Madaki, confirmed the incident to PUNCH Metro in Jos on Wednesday.
Madaki said since the gunmen whisked the cleric away, security operatives, who were contacted, had been combing the bushes in the council area in their efforts to rescue the kidnap victims.
Madaki said, “In the early hours of Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Gunmen, whom we believe were kidnappers, invaded Maigemu community in the Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State. They made straight to the ECWA Church, Nuku, and kidnapped the Pastor, Usman Umaru.
“The gunmen also kidnapped another person whose name is Agwom Dauda and a woman before they escaped.”
“Since the kidnap incident happened, men of the Special Taskforce, ‘Operation Safe Haven’ and some vigilante members in the community have been searching everywhere to rescue the victims.”
The spokesman for the state Police Command, Alabo Alfred, was not available to comment on the incident when contacted by our correspondent as several calls made to his mobile phones indicated that they were switched off.