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Gunmen Abduct CAN Chairman In Nasarawa State, Demand N20 Million

The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of Bishop Joseph Masin, the state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), by gunmen, in Lafia.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Bola Longe, who confirmed the development to newsmen in Lafia on Thursday, said the abductors, who were armed, stormed his residence in Bukan-sidi, Lafia, 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.

Elder Yohanna Samari, a former CAN Secretary in the state, said the bishop was taken away on a motorcycle.

Samari said although no one was hurt during the attack, the family had been greatly traumatised.

Meanwhile, Pastor Tayo Samuel, the CAN Vice-Chairman in the state, said the abductors had contacted the family and demanded N20 million ransom.

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