Saturday 3 August 2019

Growing Insecurity in Nigeria: 5 RCCG Pastors Kidnapped, Catholic Priest Killed By Suspected Herdsmen

Five persons said to be pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) have been kidnapped along the Sagamu-Benin-Ore Expressway on Thursday.
They were said to be on their way to the church’s congress in Mowe, Ogun State.
The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyeimi, told journalists on Friday that five people were kidnapped. He, however, said the identity of the victims was yet to be established.

However, PREMIUM TIMES learnt from sources at the Redemption Camp that the General Overseer of the RCCG, Enoch Adeboye, confirmed to close aides that the five were pastors of the church.

Speaking on the kidnap, Mr Oyeyemi said those involved were travelling on a commercial bus when they were kidnapped.
“Information at our disposal indicates that some people were travelling in a commercial bus from the East and at a particular spot some armed criminals came from the bush, forced the driver to stop and later abducted five of the passengers,” the police spokesperson said. 

Similarly, a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Paul Offu of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu was allegedly shot by herdsmen along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu, Enugu state, southeast Nigeria on August 1st, 2019. 

Reverend Father Offu is a native of Okpatu in Udi; and until his death was the parish priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka. Please pray for the repose of his gentle soul. 

Culled from: Premium Times, Daily Post Newspaper 

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