An Assemblies of God Church pastor, identified as Mr. James Enyidah, was abducted by unidentified gunmen, on Thursday, along Isiokpo-Elele Road in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Enyindah, popularly called, Enyi Jesus , was abducted while allegedly going to Elele Town in search of one of his members, who was arrested by security men during a raid in Ubima.
The young man that was arrested was allegedly a member of one of the cult groups terrorising the community before Enyindah converted him to Christianity.
Meanwhile, one Mr. Chibuzor Amadi, who was allegedly travelling with the victim, said the cleric was dragged out of the car into the bush at gunpoint.
He said: “We were going to police station or Elele Military Barracks to ask for the whereabouts of one of our members arrested by the military during the recent raid in the community.
“However, on getting to Isiokpo, some armed young men came out of the bush. They asked us where we were going and we told them. The next thing they did was to drag out my pastor and asked him to follow them.
“When my pastor tried to resist them, they shot into the air. And when I pleaded they started beating me.”
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of Rivers State Command, Mr. Omoni Nnamdi, said the police were aware and that investigation was on.