Monday, 15 December 2014

Gunmen Kidnapped a Pastor’s wife in Ebonyi State

The wife of the Pastor Chris Aniamaka in charge of Dominion City, Kpirikpiri, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Pastor (Mrs.) Ifeanyi Aniamaka was weekend kidnapped by unknown gunmen at her residence in Abakaliki.

According to Vanguard the victim who was trailed with a yellow bus while she was driving in her KIA Rio car with registration number DK487BEN, was intercepted at her residence in Onwe Nkam street, Democracy Estate, Abakaliki and kidnapped.

The incident which took place at 3pm of the fateful day took both the victim’s neighbours and church members by surprise as such case was the first in that area.

According to Vanguard, the husband of the victim and pastor of Dominion City, Kpirikpiri, Pastor Aniamaka called on the church and security agents across the state to ensure a speedy release of his wife from her abductors.

He said: “My brother this incident came as a shock to me; we just finished our thanksgiving service for the year and my wife decided to drive the children home and they were intercepted at our residence."

“From the account of my children who were instructed to come down from the vehicle before the kidnappers took my wife away, the kidnappers followed them gradually from behind until they got to our residence in Democracy Estate."

“They threatened my wife with a gun and told my children to come down from the car before they drove away”.

The kidnappers who are still suspected to be in Ebonyi State had made contact with the family, demanding the sum of N20 million for the release of the suspect.

Recall that two (2) weeks ago that a Deacon and Deaconness (names withheld) of Assemblies of God Church in Abakaliki were kidnapped and later released by their abductors after paying a ransom.

It is believed that a syndicate comprising some young men had decided to terrorize churches in Abakaliki by kidnapping members believed to be wealthy in the State.

A source close to the Ebonyi State Police Command who confirmed the incident stated that the police had visited the scene of the incident and that it was working assiduously to ensure the release of the victim.