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Gunmen kidnap ECWA Director along Kaduna road, demand N100m

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Suspected Fulani gunmen have abducted Rev John Moses, the Christian Education Director at National Headquarters of Evangelical Church Winning All.

It was gathered that the cleric was kidnapped during the weekend between Jere and Bwari, on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory while on an official meeting.

During the attack, his driver was shot and has been reportedly receiving treatment in Bwari hospital in Abuja.

The kidnappers have reportedly placed a call on the church and family members demanding N100m ransom.

The spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, Anjuguri Manzah, said he had yet to receive any report on the kidnap.

“We have not received any report of such an incident. Yes, at that end, Bwari is a very big point and the biggest town. So, oftentimes, people describe everywhere as Bwari which shares boundary with different states”, he stated.

However, the General Secretary of ECWA, Yunusa Nmadu, who confirmed the abduction said, the gunmen had made a demand of N100m ransom.

He said, “The kidnappers were seven Fulani boys; they were below 20 years. The incident happened on Friday night between 8 and 9pm.

“Reverend Jen Moses was on his way from Jos to Abuja around Jere-Bwari Road. The kidnappers are demanding N100m ransom.

“The vehicle in which he was traveling was also seen on the checkpoint because his driver had a gunshot. The driver was advised to obtain police report before he was treated. I am aware that the incident was reported in a police station somewhere in Bwari Area Council.

“We will rather keep what we have been doing now to ourselves so that we don’t jeopardise investigation and efforts being made to secure his release. We will speak to the press after securing his release.”

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