A Nigerian Pastor, Rev. Jen Tivkaa Moses, who was abducted on August 4 near Abuja was released five days later on August 9. He was able to identify his captors as Fulani herdsmen. He was taken while driving between Jos and Abuja. He was on his way to attend a seminar for pastors. His driver was shot in the leg during the abduction but is ok at this time. Rev. Moses took several days to recover from his captivity and then was able to return home to his family.
08/17/2017 Nigeria (ChristianTimes) A Nigerian pastor who was abducted by suspected Fulani herdsmen last week was freed on Wednesday after five days of captivity.
On Aug 4., young Fulani herdsmen reportedly kidnapped Rev. Jen Tivkaa Moses on the highway from Jos to Abuja in Nigeria’s Plateau state. On Wednesday, the leaders of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) announced that the pastor has been brought back to Jos at around 1 a.m.
The kidnappers had demanded 1 million naira (US$2,730) for the pastor’s release, but the church leaders did not say whether the ransom was paid.
The Rev. Ishaku Yaro, a pastor at ECWA headquarters in Jos, posted a message on Facebook on Wednesday announcing that special prayers were held for Moses at the residence of the general secretary of the ECWA in Jos.
“Praise God we arrived in Jos safely with our CE [Christian Education] Director at about 1 a.m. on the 9th August 2017,” Yaro wrote, according to Morning Star News.
“Special prayers took place at the ECWA GS house, and he was reunited with his wife. Please allow him to rest … Presently, he will be somewhere resting for at least 3 days before coming back home,” he added.
The pastor was kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen while he and his driver, Yohanna Maina, were on their way to a church leadership seminar that has been scheduled for Saturday.