Kidnappers releases 100 captives after killing cleric in Kaduna
Kidnappers in Kaduna are said to have assassinated Rev. Musa Mairimi, Minister in Charge of ECWA Church, Buda two, Kasuwa Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area.
Rev. Joseph Hayab, Kaduna chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), confirmed the incident on Saturday.
He claimed that the attackers stormed the community on Thursday. After killing the cleric, they kidnapped his wife, and over 100 people kidnapped from various parts of the state were released.
According to reports, over 100 people were abducted and have been held captive by terrorists for over six months, primarily in the Local Government Areas of Kauru, Jaba, Kachia, Kagarko, and Kajuru.
He said just after the presidential election, three clergies were abducted and the terrorists were demanding the sum of N50 million as ransom from one of the clergies who is still in their custody.
“But the negotiation that started from N50 million has now come down to N5 million. That’s the kind of situation that we have found ourselves in Kaduna State.
“Who will you cry to and who will you run to, after all, since the carnage of kidnapping started in Kaduna, no concrete arrests have been made,” Hayab lamented.