Abducted CAN cleric rescued — Official

A pastor with the Christian Association of Nigeria who was kidnapped in Kaduna last week has been released, an official of the body said Thursday.

The president of TEKAN, Emmanuel Dziggau, was kidnapped alongside his vice President, Yakuba Dzarma, on March 21 in Kaduna State.

The president, National Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Daniel Kadzai, confirmed the rescue to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview in Jos, on Thursday, but could not give further details how the clerics was rescued.

He said the clerics were rescued unhurt, and that the president performed some of his duties on Thursday.

The General Secretary of the church, Moses Ebuga, could not be reached to comment further.

The Secretary had said that the abductors of the clerics demanded a ransom of N100 million.

It was unclear whether money was paid.

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