Bandits have killed one Pastor Dauda Bature who was in charge of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) parish in the Narayi area of Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.
Bature, who was initially abducted by the armed men, was killed despite the payment of an unspecified amount of money to his captors as a ransom for his release.
Although police authorities in Kaduna are yet to react to the killing, a top member of the church confirmed the death of the clergyman to Channels Television on Saturday.
The source who does not want his identity disclosed explained that the bandits kidnapped Bature on November 8 while he was working on his farm.
His farm is said to be situated at a location not far from the Rigasa Train Station on the outskirts of the Kaduna metropolis.
According to the church member, the body of the pastor was found some days ago after his family had paid the ramson demanded by his abductors.