Nigeria: Abducted Reverend father dies in captivity, two others regain freedom in Kaduna
By Mohammad Ibrahim
April 2, Kaduna: One of the three Reverend fathers abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna State North-West Zone last week , Reverend Iliya Anto has been found dead in custody of his abductors.
The other two reverends fathers who were abducted same day Reverend Dr. Emmanuel Dziggau and Reverend Yakubu Dzarma, regained their freedom.
It was gathered that Reverend Anto before his death was the Vice President of the United Church of Christ in Nigeria, known as HEKAN.
The General Secretary of the HEKAN, Reverend Jibrailu Wobiya who confirmed this to newsmen today said the HEKAN President Reverend Emmanuel Dziggau and Retired Reverend Yakubu Dzarma were freed by their Abductors yesterday evening and are now receiving treatment in an undisclosed Hospital in the state..
It would be recalled that the three HEKAN pastors were kidnapped by unknown gunmen at the Proposed HEKAN Theological Seminary Permanent Site along Kaduna - Abuja Road on Monday 21st March 2016.
It would also be recalled that the suspected kidnappers demanded N100 million ransom before they will release the Reverends.
However, it was not clear as to whether a ransom was paid to secure the release of the reverend fathers or not.
Similarly,another kidnapped Army Colonel Samaila Inusa was killed by his abductors. His corpse was discovered at Ajyaita village along bypass in the state on Wednesday.
Nobody claimed responsibility for the killing of both the Reverend father and that of the army officer.
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