Plateau pastor still in kidnappers’ custody, says CAN Chairman
Written by admin on June 3, 2019
A Pastor in Quanpan Local Government Area of Plateau State, David Dalugat, who was kidnapped by gunmen is still being held in captivity by his abductors. Our Correspondent learnt on Monday that the gunmen stormed the house of pastor Dalugat in Namu community of the LGA on Friday night and took him away to an unknown destination.
Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in the area, Mr Isaac Tali, confirmed Dalugat’s abduction to our correspondent in Jos on Monday.
The CAN Chairman said,” It is true that pastor Dalugat has been kidnapped. As I talk with you, he has not been released since the kidnappers attacked his house on Friday night and took him away.
This incident is really worrisome because the man has just retired from the COCIN church as a pastor before he was taken away by the gunmen. “It is even more worrisome because this is not the first time this kind of thing is happening without anything being done by those in authority to apprehend those responsible for the kidnapping in the community which is now a thing of serious concern to the people.”
The CAN chairman also confirmed that the kidnappers had made contact with the community and were demanding ransom before they could release the man.
Spokesman for the State Police Command, Mr Mathias Tyopev, when contacted said he was yet to get a report on the incident. He however, promised to contact the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Council Area over the matter.
Unidentified gunmen had in March this year kidnapped Rev. Thomas Ashaku, a pastor with the ERCC church in the council Area.
Reverend Ashaku who was kidnapped during a vigil in Namu community alongside the church Secretary, Mr. Ezekiel Agwadu were later released after a ransom was allegedly paid to their abductors.