(Late Reverend Hosea M. Akuchi killed in his house in Kaduna on Monday)
Barely 24 hours after gunmen attacked the Nasara Baptist Church, Guguwa through Rigasa, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State where the Church’s Pastor, Reverend Hosea M. Akuchi was murdered and his wife whisked away, her abductors have placed N5 million ransom on her head, a source disclosed.
A source in the area had revealed that, the attackers came calling at about 1 am on Monday and forced their way into the apartment of the clergyman shot him and took his wife, Mrs Talatu Hosea Akuchi away.
As at Tuesday evening, “the abductors said, we need to pay them N5 million naira before they can release her to us. They call a family phone line to tell us that heartless talk after killing the Reverend in cold blood.
“How can this injustice continue in a country like Nigeria without any serious measures in place to check the activities of these people. You can imagine that, they now have the got to walk into people’s home, kill and abduct and also have an effrontery to demand for ransom.
“Where and how can we get that money? How can we become prisoners in our own country as law abiding citizens? The source who did not want his name in print asked.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kaduna Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo had earlier confirmed that, the clergyman was shot while struggling with attackers whose intention may be to abduct him.
However, the Police in the state is yet give any update on the development as several calls and SMS put through the mobile line of the PPRO were yet to be responded to as at the time of filing this report.