The abductors of a busload of members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna has established contact with the leadership of the church.
Expectedly, they demanded a N50m ransom before they can regain their freedom.
This was disclosed by the public relations officer of the Church in Kaduna province, Alao Joseph.
Mr. Joseph said the church members were kidnapped by the bandits at about 7 pm on Friday night along Kachia road.
He said that the bandits took away the church members to an unknown destination while the bus which they were travelling with was abandoned by the roadside.
He added that the church has contacted the security agencies over the incident with the hope that they will help in securing the immediate rescue of the eight church members.
Meanwhile, the police authorities in Kaduna state have confirmed the incident.
Police spokesman Mohammed Jalige, who confirmed the incident said the command is working closely with the leadership of the church in the state to ascertain the actual number of those that were abducted.
He added that police operatives have launched a manhunt with a view to arresting the criminals and rescuing the victims alive.