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Published On: Tue, Aug 21st, 2018

Gunmen kill clergyman, abduct wife in Kaduna

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From Femi Oyelola kaduna

Gunmen in the wee hours of yesterday attacked the Nasara Baptist Church, Guguwa through Rigasa in Nasara, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, killed the Church’s Pastor, Reverend Hosea M. Akuchi and went away with his wife to unknown destination.
As at the time of filing this report, there was no communication between the attackers and the family demanding for any ransom.
A source in the area revealed that, the attackers came calling at about 1 am and forced their way into the apartment of the clergyman shot him and took his wife, Mrs Talatu Hosea Akuchi away.
The source said, “this Monday morning around 1 am while people were sleeping yet to be identify , gunmen attacked Nasara Baptist Church, Guguwa via Rigasa in Nariya and killed the Church Pastor Rev. Hosea M. Akuchi while his wife Mrs. Talatu Hosea Akuchi was taken away to unknown place by the attackers.”
Confirming the development, Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo said the clergyman was shot while struggling with attackers whose intention may be to abduct him.
“Early hours of this morning, information reaching us that some armed men storm the house of Reverend Hosea and attempted to kidnap him.
“But after struggling with them, they shot him and took away his wife.
It is quite unfortunate that while we are keeping the peace we are enjoying in Kaduna, some criminals are doing this to sabotage our collective efforts.
“We have visited the scene of the unfortunate incident and we are trying our best to get to the root of this incident and as soon as we get more information, I will get back to you”, the PPRO promised.

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