Jeremiah Omolara, a resident pastor of the Living Faith Church, Romi New Extension, in Kaduna State, has been killed, while his wife was abducted.
Herald Nigeria learnt that the incident took place along Kaduna-Abuja Road while the pastor and the wife were travelling to Abuja.
The gunmen opened fire on their vehicle, killing the pastor on the spot.
They later took the wife into the bush, but the son, who was also with them, managed to escape from the bandits.
The abductors were reportedly demanding N50m as ransom.
Confirming the incident, the Chairman of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Joseph Hayab, lamented the increasing rate of kidnappings in Kaduna, especially the abduction of men of God.
He added that last Thursday the parish priest of Kasuwan Magani, in the Kajuru Local Government Area was attacked by gunmen at his residence, while his security guard was killed.
On a different occasion, in the same Kajuru LGA, a 13-year-old daughter of a Baptist pastor was abducted and the kidnappers had been demanding a huge sum as for ransom.
Hayab said, “We feel strongly that the Federal Government and the Inspector-General of Police should do something about Kaduna.”