A pastor with the Assemblies of God Church, Pastor James Enyidah, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
Enyidah was whisked away along the Isiokpo-Elele Road, in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Popularly called Enyi Jesus, the cleric was kidnapped while going to Elele Town in search of one of his members, who was arrested by security men during a raid in Ubima.
Vanguard reports that 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 Chibuzor Amadi, who was travelling with the victim, said the cleric was dragged out of the car when the gunmen accosted them.
He said: “We were going to Elele 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 goingn 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.”
The Public Relations Officer of Rivers State Command, Mr. Omoni Nnamdi, said the police were aware and that investigation had already begun.