February 4, 2023

Breaking: Kidnapped Nasarawa CAN Chairman Regains Freedom

The kidnapped Nasarawa State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Bishop Joseph Masin has been release and reunited with his family.

The CAN chairman who was kidnapped on Thursday was released Saturday night by 11pm and found his way home by 1:48am of Sunday.

One of the sons to the CAN Chairman, Pastor  Sam Joseph in a text message confirmed that Bishop Joseph Masin arrived home to reunite with his family in Lafia at 1:48 am on Sunday this morning.

The Nasarawa State Police Commissioner, Mr. Bola Longe also confirmed the release of the CAN chairman, saying it was as a result of pressure mounted on the kidnappers by the combined team of security agencies that were trailing the criminals.

He said base on intelligent, four suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime and are undergoing interrogation at the command headquarters.

Earlier it was reported that the kidnappers contacted the family of the Bishop, demanding N20m ransom for his release, however, the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Nansel Ramhan said no ransom was paid for his release as the command has zero tolerance for payment of ransom to criminals.

“We want to seize this medium to reassure the law abiding citizens of the state of their security as the Police command remains resolute in its stance not to allow the criminal operations of these elements fester in the state” the PPRO added.

It could be recalled that Lightbearer reported the kidnap of the Nasarawa State CAN Chairman who is also the General Overseer of Word of God Ministry before his subsequent release last night.