Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lafia, Nasarawa state, John Egla.
Police reports, say Egla was abducted at his residence in Shabu community on the outskirts of Lafia in the early hours of Wednesday.
Egla is the pastor in charge of the Oasis of Life Parish of the RCCG church’s Nasarawa Province 2. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is also pastor of the RCCG.
According to the police, the gunmen stormed Egla’s house and began shooting sporadically. Resident of the neigbourhood alerted the police but before they arrived the scene, the pastor had been whisked away. Six empty shells of AK 47 ammunition were reportedly found at the scene.
Spokesman of the Nasarawa Police Command, Nansel Ramhan, confirmed the kidnap, saying efforts are being made to rescue the clergyman and also apprehend the culprits.