NIGERIA – Gunmen kidnap pastor amid spike in abductions

Nigeria: Gunmen kidnap pastor amid spike in abductions

Christian Post | Samuel Smith | Dec. 20, 2019

Christians in Nigeria worship at a church in this undated file photo. | Open Doors

A bivocational pastor was abducted by gunmen in Nigeria earlier this week, according to multiple news reports from the African nation. 

Adamawa state police spokesperson Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the kidnapping of pastor Kayode Shogbesan of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Yola, according to the national newspaper This Day

An unnamed relative of the pastor told the news outlet that Shogbesan was kidnapped while traveling back home after giving lectures at Modibbo Adama University of Technology, where he was a professor of the fishery.

Police spokesman Nguroje said Shogbesan was kidnapped between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

“He was returning home when the incident happened,” Nguroje said, according to The Punch. “Nobody knew until after an hour or two when his wife called him and was told by his abductors.”