The Pastor of ECWA Ministry Damakasuwa DCC in Tsam Chiefdom of Kauru local government area (LGA) in Kaduna State, Rev. Mako Maraya, has been killed while his wife was abducted by terrorists.
Rev. Maraya was gruesomely killed in the early hours of Saturday, November 18, 2023, when the assailants invaded the Rectory of 2nd ECWA Church Damakasuwa where Rev. Maraya was pastoring and gunned him down around 1am afterwhich they made away with his wife.
The abductors, according to the national publicity secretary of the Chawai Development Association (CDA) Comrade Raphael Joshua, on behalf of the CDA national president, Abel Habila Adamu, had demanded N3million ransom to set the cleric’s wife free.
A statement issued by the Association described the inhumane act as one among many calculated acts of religious war against their land and people.
“It is saddening to say that our land is sieged by religious jihadists and those saddled with the constitutional responsibility of securing our land, protecting the lives and property of our people are seen lazily compromising the security situation of our land.
“Sadly enough, this attack was unabatedly carried out at the proximity of the Damakasuwa Police Divisional office where a police checkpoint is being situated, yet this attack went on unstoppably until the mission was fully accomplished, then the security men now surfaced at the scene.