Gunmen kidnap CAN chairman
Rev James Kantoma, the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Plateau State’s Jos East Local Government Area, has been kidnapped by gunmen.
Ejes Gist Newspaper has learned that the priest of St Anthony Parish in Angware was kidnapped at his home on Monday morning.
Polycarp Lubo, Chairman of the Plateau CAN, confirmed the cleric’s kidnapping.
“Since the gunmen abducted the Reverend Father, we have not heard anything from him or the abductors until this afternoon,” Lubo said.
“It’s such a pity. However, we are praying for him and hope that he is safe wherever he is.
On Monday, a resident of the community, Paul Aware, confirmed the Reverend father’s kidnapping to reporters in Jos.
“When the gunmen arrived in the community early in the morning, they went straight to the Reverend Father’s house,” Aware said.
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“When the local youths were alerted, they attempted to stop them and even gave them a hot chase into the bush, but the gunmen opened fire everywhere and took the Reverend Father away.”
Alabo Alfred, a spokesman for the Plateau Police Command, said the command was aware of the incident and had dispatched officers and men from the anti-kidnapping unit to the area.
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“Our men are already working to ensure the Reverend father’s release and apprehend those responsible for the kidnapping,” Alfred said.
He urged people to remain calm, stating that the police were on top of the situation.
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