A senior Pastor with the The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lokoja, Kogi State, Pastor Ayo Funsho, was kidnapped by some unidentified gunmen while he was preaching in his Parish, the Resurrection Parish, on Sunday January 12th. According to Tribune, the armed men stormed the church and started shooting sporadically, causing pandemonium in the church.
The armed men then went straight to the pulpit where they took the pastor, placed him in their vehicle and left. The abductors then contacted his family demanding a ransom of N50 million.
However, the Kogi State command of the Nigeria Police said it was not aware of the incident as the matter has not being reported to them.