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Abducted pastor: Kidnappers reduce ransom to N30m in A’ Ibom

ISAAC JOB, UYO

Unknown gunmen who abducted the founder and president of Solid Rock Church at his residence in Mkpat Enin local government area of the state have reduced their ransom to N30m.

Family sources who spoke to our Correspondent in Uyo on Thursday disclosed that the abductors used the victim’s phone number to communicate with the family.

The family source who pleaded anonymity said the abductors first demanded N100m but when the family could not raise the amount they brought it down to N30m.

“This morning again, the man of God called us and asked that his abductors are now looking for N30m   We don’t have such money. we are still begging them ” he said

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However, some stakeholders in the church have requested members to stop all social media postings to help security agencies in intelligence gathering on the abduction of the man of God.

It would be recalled that the Founder and President of Solid Rock Kingdom Church Apostle John Okoriko was abducted by unknown gunmen in his compound and whisked away.

An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity told our Correspondent that the hoodlums fired several shots and escaped with the man of God into a nearby bush.

But in a telephone interview with The Trumpet on Wednesday, Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Mcdon assured the public that the Commissioner of police Andrew Ammieghene had ordered an investigation into the incident.

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