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The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nasarawa State Bishop Joseph Masin has regained his freedom.

The CAN Chairman was abducted by gunmen on Wednesday night last week at his residence in Bukan-Sidi in Lafia, the state’s capital.

State Commissioner of Police Bola Longe confirmed the release of the Chairman in a telephone conversation with the media.

The CAN Chairman has reunited with his family members amidst jubilation.

The Police Commissioner  said that four suspects have been arrested in connection with the abduction and that investigation was ongoing to arrest all those involved.

He, however, denied knowledge of any ransome paid to secure the release of the CAN Chairman.

The CP added that all the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution as soon as investigation was concluded.

Corroborating the release, Pastor Sam Joseph, son of the CAN Chairman told newsmen that his father regained his freedom at about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, around Lizhi village in Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of the state.

He said the bishop, however, arrived his Bukan-sidi residence in Lafia at about 2:00 a.m on Sunday and had been taken for medical examination in an undisclosed hospital.

Bishop Joseph Masin, who is also the Bishop and General-Overseer of Word of God Worldwide Gospel City, according to a family source, was abducted by gunmen from his residence in Lafia on May 28, and taken away on a motorcycle.

The abductors later contacted the family and demanded an N20 million ransom for his release.

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Julius Adegunna, a writer, and publisher of good news and reports. He is also a trainer in Writing and Publishing, a Media Consultant and an Entrepreneur. A 1987 Graduate of International Relations of the University of Ife, (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) with Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations, and Master in Communication Studies of Lagos State University. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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