The source at the Christian Association of
Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja has claimed that
some church leaders in the Kaduna state
Sahara Reporters says that abductors are
demanding N100m for their freedom.
Those kidnapped include the national
president of HEKAN Church, Reverend
Emmanuel Dziggau and his assistant,
Pastor Yakubu Dzarma was also kidnapped
on March 21, in an area called Dutse, on
the outskirts of Kaduna town.
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At Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor
According to the source, Dziggau is the
leader of ECWA/TEKAN block of CAN, and a
very close close of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor,
the National President of CAN.
Pastor Oritsejafor reportedly summoned an
emergency meeting of all church leaders in
the country for March 24 in Abuja.
The anti-kidnapping security operatives
have been transported to Kaduna to help in
rescuing the pastors.
Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai has
recently stirred the controversy with a
desire to implement an executive bill
designed to restrict all forms of religious
preaching in the state.
Christians have come against the Religious
Regulation Bill. They arguied that it is at
variance with Section 38 of the 1999
Constitution which presupposes that every
Nigerian has a right or freedom of thought,
conscience and religion and a right to