•  Pastor David Musa.                                          

A Pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Pastor David Musa, has been killed by his abductors after collecting N1million ransom in Kogi State.

Late Pastor Musa, who was abducted on Saturday, November 11, 2023, in Obajana, Lokoja local government area of Kogi State, was killed on Tuesday.

A member of the church identified as Mary while narrating how the Pastor was killed, said: “The Pastor went to his farm that fateful day. So, his wife was waiting for him to return back home, but she didn’t see her husband. By nightfall, the wife raised alarm after which the Church people, including residents of the community, went to his farm to search for him.

“It was then they discovered that the Pastor had been kidnapped. The abductors got in touch with the family demanded for N20,000,000. Since the church and the family could not raise such amount of money, they pleaded with the kidnappers and they reduced the ransom to N1,000,000.

“The kidnappers insisted that when they were bringing the money, the church should come along with recharge cards, chicken, and many alcoholic drinks for their consumption. Two of the church members were sent to deliver the ransom and the items requested for by the kidnappers.

“When they got to the kidnappers’ den, they saw our Pastor alive. They now instructed our Pastor and the two other church members, who brought the money to start going home. Unfortunately, they later called the Pastor to come back and he did as instructed because he knew that there was no way he can run from their place since his abductors were holding sophisticated weapons.

“When he was coming back to them, they immediately shot at him and he died. That was how they later brought his lifeless body back to Obajana. This incident has thrown the entire Church and the community into mourning.”

The news of the murder of late Pastor Musa was first broken on the social media platform of the church on Wednesday morning.

The short message read: “It is with a heavy heart but in total submission to the will of God, I write to inform you that the abductors of our brother, Pastor Musa David, has killed him after collecting ransom of one million naira last night. Let our prayers be with the family, the Church, and the DCC in this trying moment.”

Late Pastor David Musa was formerly in charge of ECWA Bishara, Ajaokuta. His gruesome murder has heightened panic among his congregation and the state in general.