March 6, 2021

Plateau Pastor, others missing after trip to northeast

Rev. Polycarp Zongo, missing since Monday October 19, 2020

A Central Nigerian Cleric, Rev. Polycarp Zongo, an awaiting bride, Fayina Ali and four others have gone missing after leaving for the Northeast last week Monday.

Rev. Zongo left Jos for a conference in Gombe, scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 but neither arrived the venue nor returned home, it was learnt.

His phone lines have been switched off since departure, causing panic among members of his pastored Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN Wild Life Park, Jos.

Miss Ali, a Kaduna based indigene of Adamawa State was said to have also left home for Maiduguri same Monday but never arrived or returned.

Miss Fayina Ali thought kidnapped on Monday October 19, 2020

Her marriage introduction had held over the weekend and the wedding with an Airforce personnel slated for December 2020, it was learnt.

Military sources say the Nuhu Bamalli, Zaria Polytechnic graduate was kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militia along with four other ladies on public transport but no information was given about the Plateau Cleric.

Officials of the Church of Christ in Nations who confirmed the incident say they have reported it to Police but no feedback has been obtained.

Zongo was Resident Pastor of COCIN Headquarters Church, Jos for four years before being transferred to Wild Life/Federal Low-cost late last year.

He is a skilled preacher, teacher and instrumentalist, a trait that has endeared him to many, youths in particular.