The Police in Nasarawa state has confirmed the abduction of a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Eye9ja reports that the Spokesman of the state police command, Nansel Ramhan, who identified the pastor as John Egla said he was kidnapped by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital.
Eye9ja reports that Egla was abducted at his residence in Shabu community on the outskirts of the state.
Rahman in his report said the divisional police officer of Shabu reported hearing sporadic gunshots about 1:16am on Wednesday, adding that on reaching the location, the police team discovered that the gunmen had abducted the pastor, who was with his family.
While briefing further, Ramhan said the police found six empty shells of AK-47 ammunition at the scene of the abduction. He said the police had deployed a team to rescue Egla.
Falaye Omoniyi, a senior pastor of RCCG, who corroborated the police spokesman’s report, said Egla was the pastor in charge of the church’s Oasis of Life Parish, Nasarawa province 2.