Gunmen on Monday kidnapped an Apostolic Church pastor, Mfon Udoneke, at Akoa Idem in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
The pastor, an area superintendent of the church, was said to have been abducted around 5am while preparing for women’s fellowship prayer meeting in the church.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the kidnappers stormed Udoneke’s residence and whisked him away in the presence of his family members.
According to him, the whereabouts of the abducted priest is unknown and the kidnappers have yet to establish contacts with victim’s family or the church.
“The family and the church are in a state of confusion right now, because the kidnappers have yet to establish contact with the church or the family as per their demands and where the abducted priest is being kept,” the eyewitness said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, MacDon Oguche, said he had yet to be briefed on the incident at the time of filing this report.
Newsbreak.ng gathered that the abduction occurred barely two days after stakeholders from the area met with security agencies at the state police headquarters, Ikot-Akpana-Abia, to find lasting solution to the frequent incidents of killing and kidnapping in Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun LGAs.