A renown pastor , Ishaku Ayuba, serving with the LCCN church, Badarissa, Girie local government area was kidnapped from his residence within the church premises by armed gunmen numbering over 15 men.
Family sources, say that the gunmen invaded the residence of the pastor around 1.30 am, in the early hours of Wednesday.
The source disclosed that the few family members staying with the pastor could not withstand the ferocity of the gunmen and were left wailing.
” They invaded the area shooting sporadically and all fled for our lives and they kidnapped him.
“For now both the LCCN and the family are helpless and seeking for funds to pay the ransoms.
” The kidnappers had initially asked for a ransom of N15 million,” said a family source who pleaded for anynomity.
Police spokesman in the state Othman Abubakar, SP, confirmed that the incidence ,saying that ,”the command has commenced investigation into the case.”
Like other parts of the north, Adamawa state has been plagued by the incessant cases of kidnapping in the recent weeks.
Though, only last week nine suspected kidnappers were killed in a shoot out with the anti.- kidnapping unit of the police command.