A kidnapped clergy and one other person from Plateau State have regained freedom after 4 days in captivity.
Report has it that they were released Monday morning and have been reunited with their families in Yamini community from where they were kidnapped Thursday night.
Speaking with our reporter, the kidnapped clergy, Rev. Sunday Lamko narrated how they were blindfolded and kept from seeing where they were being taken to. He also revealed that when they got to the forest they were chained without food for the four days.
He said during one of those nights there was a heavy downpour which fell directly on them as they were kept under a tree exposed to all weather, mosquitoes and other dangers with their hands and legs tied.
In a telephone conversation with the Light Bearer reporter Rev. Lamko said,
“I’m just returning from hospital now due to the mosquitoes bites and the stress of the bush, its not easy to stay without food and water for some days like that.”
He also disclosed that one of the kidnappers had approached him quietly and asked him to keep praying for him to change, saying he knows he is doing a bad thing for a living and needs God ‘s forgiveness.
He appreciated all those who stood by them in prayer and all efforts made to ensure their release.
The Lightbearer newspaper had reported on Saturday that gunmen numbering 5 were said to have kidnapped the clergy, one other in Yamini Community and the Village Head of Byem Byem all in Shendam local government area of Plateau State.
Efforts to get the latest on the Village Head of Byem Byem proved abortive as our reporter could not get any information on his whereabout at the time of filling in this report.