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Gunmen Kidnap Nasarawa CAN Chairman

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The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Nasarawa state has been kidnapped.

Gunmen Kidnap Nasarawa CAN Chairman
Gunmen Kidnap Nasarawa CAN Chairman

Police commissioner in Nasarawa, , confirmed his abduction on Thursday morning.

The bishop was said to have been taken at his residence in Bukan-sidi in Lafia around 12:39 a.m. Thursday.

He said the police have mobilised officers as well as hunters to free the cleric.

Corroborating the incident, Yohanna Samari, a former CAN Secretary in the state, said the bishop was abducted by the attackers at midnight at his Bukan-sidi residence.

Mr Samari said the abductors took the CAN chairman away on a motorcycle.

He said although nobody was hurt during the incident, the family had been greatly traumatised.

Tayo Samuel, the CAN Vice Chairman in the state, said the abductors had contacted the family, demanding N20 million ransom.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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