Police: RCCG Pastor Abducted In Lafia

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The Nasarawa State Police Command has reported the abduction of a priest, Mr. John Egla, who is said to be a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lafia.

The Spokesperson of the Command, Mr Nansel Ramhan, disclosed the developments in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Lafia on Wednesday.

The incident is the latest in the wave of abductions in Nigeria in recent times, despite the efforts of the Federal Government to tackle the problem.

Ramhan said that Egla was abducted at his residence in Shabu community on the outskirts of Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State in North Central Nigeria.

The spokesman said that the divisional police officer of the Shabu Police Division reported hearing sporadic gunshots at about 1:16 a.m. on Wednesday.

He explained that on reaching the location, the police team discovered that the gunmen had abducted the pastor, who was with his family.

Ramhan said the police found six empty shells of AK 47 ammunition at the scene of the abduction and that the police had deployed a team to rescue Egla.

A Senior Pastor with the RCCG, Mr Falaye Omoniyi, who corroborated the incident, said that Egla was the pastor in charge of the Oasis of Life Parish of the church’s Nasarawa Province 2.

Omoniyi said the wife and members of the abducted pastor’s family had been traumatized by the attack, although nobody had been injured during the operation.

He appealed to the security officers to speed up action to rescue the pastor.

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