By Danjuma Joseph Lafia
Kidnappers of the Nasarawa State chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Joseph Masin, have called the family to ask for the sum of twenty million naira (N20m).
Bishop Masin, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen around 11pm Wednesday night at his residence, at No 5 Bishop Masin Street, Bukan Sidi, Lafia
The biological son of the abducted Bishop, Pastor Peace Masin, who spoke to our correspondent said, the kidnappers are suspected fulani men, about eight number and well armed with weapons.
Pastor peace while narrating the unfortunate incident, said the kidnappers arrived the house at a time occupants of the house had shut the doors for their night rest.
He added that they were able to get into the house through a house help who at that time was still laying down outside of the house.
According to him” They beat and forced the young man to call any one inside the house, pretending he wanted to picked something.
” It was at that point that one of the girls in the house opened the door and two of the armed men got inside in search of my father, whom they succeeded in taking him away”
“Meanwhile about seven of them had surrounded the house who were also well arm with guns” Pastor peace said.
The Nasarawa state Commissioner of police Mr Bola Longe has confirmed the kidnapped of Bishop Joseph Masin,the CAN Chairman, Nasarswa state, who is also the Bishop of The Word of God Gospel Church in Lafia the state capital.
He said the abductors of the CAN chairman were at the resident at about 11 pm of Wednesday night armed with guns, as they whisk him away to an unknown destination.
Bola Longe added that the police were on the trail of the kidnappers to ensure immediate release of the CAN Chairman unhurt.