Pastor, Others Abducted In Bayelsa

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The spate of kidnapping in Bayelsa State has continued with the discovery of the abduction of a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Yenagoa, Mark Christmas, by unknown gunmen in his hometown in, Biseingbene, Bayelsa.

This is happening just few days after the kidnapping of Ebifieghe Dikoro, the 100 year old mother of Bayelsa Deputy Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Party, APC, Wilberforce Agiri, who is still yet to be found.

The wife of the kidnapped pastor, Evelyn Christmas, said that her husband was kidnapped with two other persons on October 18 in their hometown, Biseingbene.

Evelyn explained that her husband was invited to the community for a meeting by unidentified persons on the fateful day.



    According to her, the pastor had stayed over two weeks in their custody as they demanded a N300 ransom and N200,000 for every call made to his family.

    “It is over two weeks and I have not heard or seen my husband but some of our family members who live in the village told me that they spoke with them,” the pastor’s wife stated.

    She further narrated: “On reporting to the police, well, I planned to contact the Police, but the family members said that I should not involve the police to avoid incurring more danger. The reason is that my husband might be killed by the hoodlums if the police is involved in the matter.”

    Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Police in Bayelsa, Asinim Butswat, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the family had not reported the matter to the police, adding that “if they come to us, we are ready to mobilise ourselves”.

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