Gunmen Kidnap Nasarawa CAN Chair

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By Igbawase Ukumba

Gunmen Wednesday kidnapped the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nasarawa State, Bishop Joseph Masin, at his residence in Lafia, the state capital.

This was disclosed to journalists by the former secretary of the association in the state, Mr Yohanna Samari.

According to Samari, “Unknown gunmen stormed the residence of the CAN Chairman at Bukan Sidi in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, and took him away to an unknown destination between 11pm on Wednesday, and 12 midnight.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, confirmed the incident, saying the abductors of the state CAN chairman took him away on a motorcycle.

Longe added that the police were on the trail of the kidnappers to ensure the immediate release of the CAN chairman unhurt.