The abductors of the Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Samuel Kanu, have demanded N100 million as ransom.
The Secretary of Conference of MCN, Rt. Revd. (Dr.) Michael Akinwale confirmed the demand in a statement issued to journalists on Monday.
“As we engage in Prayer Warfare, this serves to notify you that the abductors have demanded a ransom of N100 million.
“In view of the urgency and the dire need to arrest the situation for the safety of our Prelate and other abductees, it has become imperative to seek your URGENT RESPONSE to raise the N100m ransom,” he said, sharing the church’s account details.
Mr Kanu, the bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Dennis Mark and the Prelate’s chaplain, were kidnapped on Sunday in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia.
They were abducted while on their way from a programme in the council area.
Police spokesperson Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the incident to journalists on Sunday.
“It’s quite unfortunate. Efforts are on top gear toward his rescue as well as other priests with him.
“We solicit credible information from the public toward their rescue, please,” Mr Ogbonna had said.