The wife of the Secretary of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) in Sokoto State, Pastor Oro Yakubu, who was kidnapped by bandits on Wednesday, has been released.

It was gathered that the bandits freed the pastor's wife after taking delivery of N2.5million ransom.

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SaharaReporters, earlier today, reported that Bandits have kidnapped the wife of the Secretary of Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA), in Sokoto State, Oro Yakubu.

She was said to have been kidnapped on the way from Lambar Bakura to Lambar Tureta while going to Sokoto from Tsafe. 

The bandits contacted the family, while demanding N30million which was negotiated down to N2.5million.

A church member who pleaded anonymity said, “Yes, N2.5million ransom was paid, but what's exciting is that mama is back with us.

"Praise God for his mercy, grace and favour, we are grateful to God for his intervention", he said.

Another jubilant church fellow posted on a WhatsApp platform "Wife of the ECWA Sokoto DCC Secretariat has been released she has already been reunited with her family.”

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