Jan 27, 2023

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Abducted Cleric Reveals Amount Bandits Collected As Ransom Before He Regained Freedom – Legit.ng

  • His Eminence Samuel Uche has disclosed what actually led to his release at the hands of kidnappers
  • The prelate of the Methodist Church kidnapped while he Speaking to journalists in Lagos on Tuesday, announced that N100 million was paid in ransom before he regained his freedom. A law criminalizing ransom payments was recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Samuel Uche revealed that N100 million was paid in ransom before he was released, Channels TV reports.

    The cleric announced at a press conference in Lagos that the funds were split into five sacks totaling N20 million.


    The funds, the man of God noted, were raised by the Methodist Church in Nigeria.

    He also claims d that neither federal or state government nor the military or police have seized.

    In the kidnapping of the prelate of the Methodist church

    On Sunday 29 , the minister was kidnapped in the state of Abia, but on Monday 29 May 30, released.

    The prelate had been kidnapped along with two others, the bishop of the Methodist Church, of the Diocese of Owerri and the chaplain to the prelate.

    < p class="align-left">They were reportedly taken to Isuochi in Umu Nneochi Parish, Abia State, on their way from a church program in Okigwe Imo State at around 2pm.


    Bandits break into the Catholic Church in Katsina, kidnapping priests and others

    In another report, gunmen broke into a church early Wednesday, April 24 May, in the vicarage of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, in Kafur County, Katsina State.

    It was reports that the gunmen kidnapped two priests and two others in t The church.

    Sokoto Catholic Diocese Director of Social Communications, Rev. Christopher Omotosho, confirmed the development.< /p>

    Abuja-Kaduna train attack: Gumi reveals what FG should do to ensure the release of kidnapped passengers

    The renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi told the federal government advised to pay ransom to the terrorists holding the stop 62 kidnapped passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train.

    It was reported that he gave this advice during the special prayers, organized by the Jama’iyyar Matan Arewa (JMA) for the victims. , on Thursday, May 12, in Kaduna.

    Meanwhile, on March 28, terrorists attacked the train, killing nine passengers and kidnapping 62 others.