Gunmen attacked the Damakasuwa branch of the second Evangelical Church Winning All in the Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, resulting in the tragic killing of Pastor Amako Maraya.
Additionally, the assailants abducted the pastor’s wife during the incident, as confirmed by Mr. Ishaku Chinge, an elder in the church and resident of the community.
This horrifying event unfolded around 11 p.m. on Friday, marking another unsettling episode in a series of attacks, including a previous unsuccessful kidnapping attempt on the pastor’s son three months ago.
Chinge said, “Yesterday again, they stormed his house, gunned him down and kidnapped his wife.
“The gunmen had earlier called in the morning, demanding N3 million ransom from the family. They have not called again.”
Chinge said that there had been tension in the community since the incident happened.
“We are calling on security agencies and the government to help rescue the widow who is traumatized at the moment,” he said.
Police in the state is yet to confirm the incident at the time of filing this report.