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Nigeria: Gunmen kill Kaduna Christian pastor, abduct wife

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“Gunmen kill Kaduna pastor, abduct wife,” by Israel Bulus, Punch, November 18, 2023:

Some unknown gunmen have killed a pastor in charge of the second Evangelical Church Winning All, Damakasuwa in the Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Amako Maraya.

The wife of the clergy [sic] was also abducted by the gunmen.

A resident, who is also an elder in the church, Mr. Ishaku Chinge, who confirmed the incident to PUNCH Online on Saturday, said the gunmen invaded the community around 11 p.m. on Friday.

He recalled that about three months ago, the gunmen had attempted to kidnap the son of the clergy but were repelled with the help of the community, even though he (the son) was injured.

“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 stated….

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