Kidnapped ECWA pastor regains freedom
The Senior Pastor of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) located at Kabene-surubu village in Kauru local government area of Kaduna State, Reverend Yusuf Magaga, who was kidnapped last Wednesday has regained his freedom.
The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kauru LGA, Reverend Canon Joseph Odunayo disclosed this to Daily Trust, saying the Reverend was released on Friday evening.
Reverend Magaga’s abductors had earlier demanded N2 million ransom but Daily Trust learnt that it was pegged to N500,000.
CAN expressed worry over rising cases of kidnap in Kaduna state; particularly kidnap of clergy men.
It would be recalled that in March this year, Reverend Emmanuel Dziggau, the leader of TEKAN/ECWA bloc in CAN was kidnapped alongside two other members of the church, including Reverend Iliya Anto and Reverend Yakubu Dzarma. After paying ransom, two of the clergy men were released, but Reverend Anto was found dead.