In a tragic incident in Kaduna State, suspected bandits attacked and killed Rev. Amako Maraya, the pastor overseeing the second Evangelical Church Winning All in Damakasuwa, Kauru Local Government Area. The assailants also abducted the pastor’s wife.
A local resident and church elder, Mr. Ishaku Chinge, confirmed the harrowing incident to Punch on Saturday, November 18, 2023. He revealed that the gunmen infiltrated the community around 11 p.m. on Friday.
Chinge recalled an earlier attempt by the gunmen to abduct the pastor’s son three months prior, an effort that was thwarted with community support despite the son sustaining injuries.
“Yesterday again, they stormed his house, fatally shot him, and abducted his wife,” Chinge explained.
He further disclosed that the attackers had made ransom demands of N3 million in the morning but had not made any subsequent contact.
The community is on edge following the disturbing occurrence, and Chinge urged security agencies and the government to assist in rescuing the traumatized widow.