Unknown gunmen recently abducted Mr. Mark Christmas, a Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, New Anointing Chapel, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Speaking with newsmen on Monday in Yenagoa, the Pastor’s wife, Mrs Evelyn Christmas said that her husband was kidnapped with two other persons on October 18.
Christmas said that their hometown is Biseingbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa.
“You know we reside in Yenagoa; so, on that faithful day, my husband was invited to the community, Biseingbene, for a meeting by the abductors.
“When he got to the community, he found that the invitation for a meeting was false and devilish plan to kidnap him; my husband has spent over two weeks in their hands.
“The hoodlums have demanded N200, 000 for their phone calls and N30m as ransom.
“It is over two weeks and I have not heard or see my husband, but some of our family members who live in the village told me that they spoke with them.
“On reporting to the police, well, I planned to contact the Police, but the family members said that I should not involve the police to avoid incurring more danger.
“The reason is that my husband might be killed by the hoodlums if the police is involved in the matter; it is very painful for your husband to be snatched from you for over two weeks.
“You will neither speak with him on phone nor will he call you; I am worried and I am praying that my husband will come back alive.”
Contacting the Bayelsa Police Command, the Public Relation Officer, PPRO, Bayelsa State command, Mr Asinim Butswat, an ASP, said the family has not reported the matter to them.
“They have not reported the incident to us, but if they come to us we are ready to mobilise ourselves,” Butswat said.

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