Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

Members of the Tarayyar Ekklesiyoyin Kristi A Nijerriya (TEKAN) have demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of their president, Rev. Emmanuel Dziggau.

They have also tasked the Federal Government and the security agencies to do everything possible to ensure the safety of the cleric, who was abducted on Monday night in Kaduna.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Jos, TEKAN’s General Secretary, Rev. Moses Ebuga, said the entire followership of churches of Christ in Nigeria received with shock the sudden news of the cleric’s abduction. He said the priest was in the company of Rev. Illiya Anto and Rev. Yakubu Dzarma during the incident.

Said he: “We are not ignorant of the recent scheming against the Nigerian church in regard to the upcoming CAN national election, where the leaders have become the subject of attack particularly the leadership of TEKAN/ECWA bloc in CAN.

“As a body, we are calling on the government to do everything possible to ensure the safety of the leaders and unearth their whereabouts, and to have the perpetrators fished out.

“We call on all the TEKAN churches and the Nigerian Churches to rise up in prayers against the ugly development that has gotten to the church, and that God will expose the sponsors and perpetrators of this dastardly inhuman act.”

Meanwhile, THISDAY gathered from unconfirmed sources that the kidnappers are demanding for a ransom of N100 million.