It was gathered that Pastor Bature was killed on Thursday, December 9, after he was kidnapped while working on his farm within the same area on November 8.
The bandits were said to have opened negotiation with the man’s wife and demanded about N10million ransom, which the family could not raise as at that time.
A source, who is a member of the church, said after much negotiation with the wife of the abducted pastor, they requested that she should bring the money to them.
The source said, “Upon reaching there, the bandits collected the money, and withhold the wife, but was released after a few days.
“The bandits, this time changed their mode of communication and began to reach out to his wife through another person. It was the person that broke the sad news.”
He said the bandits called and said they have killed him, for not paying the money at a scheduled date.
“When some money was raised, they asked the wife to bring the money which she took to them on November 18. They collected the money and kidnapped her.
“They kept her until December 6 and released her to go and look for more money. From that time, they were not talking to the wife again but another person,” he added.
The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna, Reverend Joseph Hayab, who confirmed the incident, lamented that the bandits were now “cruel and brutal” to their victims.
He said, “On Thursday, they just called to tell the man that they had killed the pastor since they could not bring more money. The leadership of ECWA has been finding it difficult to break the information to the wife until yesterday (Friday) which was why people are just getting to know about it.
“What this means is that the bandits have become so cruel and brutal to their victims. They no longer have mercy.
“It shows our government needs to triple what its doing. These people cannot be defeated through rhetoric but by a superior fire. Despite the measures taken, they still continue their wickedness.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how RCCG Pastor, Babatunde Dada was stabbed to death by two new converts Aftet he had accommodated in his church.