Popular pastor in Calabar, Pastor Joseph Okoro, General Overseer of the Bible Christian Crusade Mission (BCCM) has been kidnapped.
We gathered that the pastor was kidnapped on Wednesday, December 13, 2018 at about 8:45pm at the Church Headquarters located at 55 Webber Street, Calabar-South Local Government Area by unknown gunmen.
Sources squealed to us that; “The ugly incident occurred just after church service on Wednesday when the General Overseer was about leaving gun men numbering about five entered the premises and forced him into his vehicle and took him away.
“The service had ended as usual on Wednesday and a lot of people had left the church except for some few workers and pastor’s protocol people.”
“They came in as members. After the programme, he went to his office, and as he was about to leave and go to his car and go home, the kidnappers approached him. Some people tried to struggle with them and they brought out guns and threatened to shoot anyone who interfered.”
“They told everybody to lie down. The pastor asked the people not to struggle, that he will go with them.”
However, speaking on the incident, DSP Irene Ugbo, Police Public Relations Officer, said;
“The kidnap is confirmed. The Anti-Kidnapping unit of the police is working on it with a view to ensuring the safe return of the pastor. All the units have been alerted both on land and water.”