The kidnappers of Joseph Masin, the Nasarawa State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), have demanded a N20 million ransom.
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Tayo Samuel, the CAN Vice Chairman in the state, disclosed this, saying the abductors contacted the family.
Masin was kidnapped in Lafia, the state capital.
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Bola Longe, the Commissioner of Police, said the bishop was abducted by the gunmen who stormed his residence in Bukan-sidi, Lafia metropolis, on Wednesday night.
He said that a police team had been deployed to trail the abductors to ensure the safe rescue of the victim and possible arrest of the perpetrators.
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Corroborating the incident, Yohanna Samari, a former CAN Secretary in the state, said the bishop was abducted by the attackers at midnight at his Bukan-sidi residence.
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Samari said that the abductors took the CAN chairman away on a motorcycle.
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He said that although nobody was hurt during the incident, the family had been greatly traumatised.