The chairman of Kaduna state branch of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, (PFN) Apostle Emmanuel Egoh Bako, and his wife, Cindy, were, on Sunday, set free by their abductors.
The cleric and his wife were abducted by unknown gunmen at about 8.00pm on Christmas day.
The bandits stormed the Albarka Prayer Camp at Fadan Kagoma near Kafanchan in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state, shot indiscriminately before taking away the cleric, wife and one other person simply identified as Mr. Douglas to an unknown destination.
The release of Mr Bako and his wife was confirmed on Sunday by the Kaduna state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan in a press statement.
The statement was titled, ‘Apostle Bako, wife regain freedom.’
The commissioner said the Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria in Kaduna State, Rev. Tony Inwulale, also confirmed the development to the government.
Aruwan said Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed relief and happiness over the development and offered his best wishes to the cleric and his wife.
“The Kaduna State Government has been informed by the security agencies of the release of Apostle Emmanuel Ego Bako and his wife, Mrs Cindy Bako on Sunday afternoon by their abductors,” the commissioner added.