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Tension grips Jema’a LG community as gunmen kidnap PFN chairman, wife

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Fresh kidnap of the Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Apostle Emmanuel Egoh Bako and his wife, Cindy Bako by gunmen from their residence in Albarka, Fadan Kagoma of Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State has created tension among the residents.

Sources said the gunmen stormed their residence on the evening of Christmas 25th December, 2020 and took them away.

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Confirming the development to journalists on Saturday, the State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. John Joseph Hayab, said the cleric and his wife were taken away, lamenting that the abduction was one too many.

He lamented that the church has had enough of kidnapping of its members and ransoms being paid before getting their freedom.

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He described Apostle Bako as a very strong member of Jema’a network, a father to many, a front runner of peace, justice and unity in Southern Kaduna, calling on security agencies to help ensure their release from their abductors.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, could not confirm the abduction incident.

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Rev. Hayab disclosed that the kidnapped cleric is also the Secretary, Southern Kaduna Christian Leaders Association.

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