Breaking: Again, Gunmen kidnap CAN chairman




Police IG Mohammed Adamu

Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nasarawa state, Bishop Joseph Masin, has been kidnapped.

Immediate past Secretary of the association Elder Yohanna Samari revealed this to Blueprint in a telephone interview in Lafia, the state capital.

He said unknown gunmen stormed the resident of the CAN Chairman at Bukan Sidi in Lafia and whisked him away to an unknown destination around 11pm on Wednesday.

Commissioner of police in the state Mr. Bola Longe who confirmed the incident said the abductors of the CAN Chairman took him away on motorcycles.

Bola Longe added that the police were on the trail of the kidnappers to ensure immediate release of the CAN Chairman unhurt.

Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of the CAN in the state Pastor Tayo Samuel has disclosed that the kidnappers had contacted one of the victim’s son who is also a clergy, and demanded for N12 million ransom before the CAN Chairman would be released.

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