I Was Shot Twice But The Bullets Didn’t Penetrate – General Overseer Narrates Ordeal After Paying N1million RansomI Was Shot Twice But The Bullets Didn’t Penetrate – General Overseer Narrates Ordeal After Paying N1million Ransom
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I Was Shot Twice But The Bullets Didn’t Penetrate – General Overseer Narrates Ordeal After Paying N1million Ransom

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I Was Shot Twice But The Bullets Didn’t Penetrate – General Overseer Narrates Ordeal After Paying N1million Ransom

Apostle E. S. Samuel, General Overseer of Divine Promise Christian Church of God, has described how kidnappers who abducted him from his church in Umulu Etche, Rivers State, stabbed him in the thigh after shooting at him twice but the bullets did not penetrate him.

At around 6:35 p.m. on June 17, kidnappers stormed the newly established church in Umulu Etche, Rivers State, and abducted the cleric.

In recounting his ordeal at the hands of his kidnappers, Apostle Samuel told SaharaReporters that the kidnappers were Fulani who told him that kidnapping was their profession and that they worked with Fulani bike riders in the state known as okada riders.

The cleric, who was released on June 18 after his abductors paid a ransom of N1 million, said his kidnappers took him to several locations in the state’s bush before settling on one location where they shot in his leg twice but when the bullets did not enter, they stabbed him with a knife and mercilessly beat him.

According to him, the kidnappers, who claimed to have used informants in the state’s towns, told him that the bike riders were their informants.

“I was in the church when herdsmen entered and picked me up,” the pastor explained. It was pouring outside, and they beat me up. They shot me twice but the gun did not fire, so they stabbed me and took me into the bush, demanding N5 million.

“I begged them that I did not have money, and they asked how I was going to raise it, and I told them N500,000, but they said it had to be at least N1 million.”

“Before you knew it, my people had gathered the money, and they (the kidnappers) had described the junction where they would drop the money, and the next day, they had collected the money and then called the person who was with me to release him.”

“The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the iPhone has been submitted to the police in Abuja. According to them, they are waiting for when the kidnappers or whoever they sell it to will switch it on so that they would be able to track it.”

“They claimed they kidnapped me because I am a God-fearing man with money.” They took me to various locations within the Umulu community of Etche before settling on one.

“They did not say anything until the next day, when they said someone gave them the connection that I had money.” They claim to be herdsmen with the job of kidnapping. They communicate in Fulani.

“I had two phones, an iPhone and a Samsung phone, and they told me to pick one.” I begged them to leave the two phones for me, but they refused, so I chose the Samsung.

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