ECWA Director Kidnapped, N100m ransom demanded

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have abducted Christian Education Director, Rev. Jen Moses of the National Headquarters of Evangelical Church Winning All (International).

It was gathered that he was kidnapped on Friday evening between Jere and Bwari on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory while on an official meeting.

The driver of the Reverend was shot during the attack and is reportedly receiving treatment in Bwari hospital in Abuja.

The spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, Anjuguri Manzah, said he was yet to receive any report on the kidnap.

“We have not received any report of such an incident. Yes, at that end, Bwari is a very big point and the biggest town. So, oftentimes, people describe everywhere as Bwari which shares boundary with different states”, he stated.

But according to the General Secretary of ECWA, Yunusa Nmadu,

He said, “The kidnappers were seven Fulani boys; they were below 20 years. The incident happened on Friday night between 8 and 9pm. Reverend Jen Moses was on his way from Jos to Abuja around Jere-Bwari Road. The kidnappers are demanding N100m ransom.

“The vehicle in which he was traveling was also seen on the checkpoint because his driver had a gunshot. The driver was advised to obtain police report before he was treated. I am aware that the incident was reported in a police station somewhere in Bwari Area Council.

“We will rather keep what we have been doing now to ourselves so that we don’t jeopardise investigation and efforts being made to secure his release. We will speak to the press after securing his release.”

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