Matthew Ochei, Asaba
Two pastors and a member of a Pentecostal church have been reportedly kidnapped in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The PUNCH gathered that the three victims were kidnapped at a building sit along Ubulu-Unor/Ogwashi- Uku Road on Thursday.
A source in the community told our correspondent that the kidnapped pastor, Paul Okozi, and another pastor newly attached to the church as well as a member of the church, Mr. Obi Dieyi, had gone to inspect the ongoing church building project when they were kidnapped.
The source said, “The two pastors with some members of the church went to the building site when the incident occurred.
“The kidnappers were armed and ready to battle any hindrances.
“One of the church members who narrowly escaped ran to town and informed everybody about the development.”
As of the time of filing this report, the source said no contact had been made with the family members.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the development, saying that only one pastor was kidnapped.
She said, “Only one pastor was kidnapped. They went to buy land or something like that when he was kidnapped.
“The police are on top of the situation to rescue the victim and consequently arrest the suspects. No information yet on whether the kidnappers have made contact.”