Pastor David Musa of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) at Obajana, Kogi State, was killed after collecting a ransom.
Kidnappers abducted Musa while tending to his crops on his farm at Obajana in Lokoja Local Government on Monday.
The church said in a statement that the kidnappers asked for N20 million ransom immediately he was kidnapped.
The statement said: “The abductors of our brother, Pastor Musa David, have killed him after collecting a ransom of one million naira last night. Let our prayers be with the family, church, and the DCC in this trying moment.”
A family source said the pastor was killed on Tuesday night, but his corpse was seen on Wednesday after the assailants had collected the ransom from them, after intensive negotiation.
“ECWA Lokoja DCC lost a gallant soldier, a compatriot and pastor of ECWA Obajana, Pastor David Musa in the hands of wicked kidnappers last night after payment of ransom”, said Mazi, a church member.
Spokesperson of state police command, Onuoha Bethrand, said the command is aware of the incident.