Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a pastor in charge of the second Evangelical Church Winning All, Damakasuwa in the Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Rev. Amako Maraya.
The gunmen also abducted the wife of the clergy.
A resident, who is also an elder in the church, Mr. Ishaku Chinge, who confirmed the incident to Punch on Saturday, November 18, 2023. said the gunmen invaded the community around 11 p.m. on Friday.
According to Chinge, the gunmen had attempted to kidnap the son of the clergy three months ago 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,” he stated.
“The gunmen had earlier called in the morning, demanding N3 million ransom from the family. They have not called again,”
Chinge said there has been tension in the community since the incident occurred
“We are calling on security agencies and the government to help rescue the widow who is traumatised at the moment.” he added.