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Adeboye Expresses Sadness, Calls For Prayer As Gunmen Abduct Five RCCG Pastors


*The Church is working towards their release
By Eniola Daniel


The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has called for prayer for the abducted five ministers of the church on their way to attend the church’s Ministers’ Conference in Lagos.
Adeboye announced the abduction yesterday while giving a talk at the Redeemed Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Pastor Adeboye said the abduction took place on Thursday along the Ijebu-Ode axis. He charged the congregation to pray for the release of the abductees.
   The news of the kidnapped of the ministers broke less than 24 hours after the Catholic Diocese of Enugu State announced the killing of a priest in the state.
The church wrote “With a deep sense of sorrow, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu announces the tragic death of Rev Fr Paul Offu who was shot dead on (1st August 2019) by some hoodlums suspected to be the notorious and murderous Fulani herdsmen, along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu LGA.
Fr. Offu, Parish Priest of St. James Greater Catholic Church was allegedly shot dead by suspected Fulani Herdsmen along Ihe in Awgu Local government area of the state.
The angry Catholic priests marched to the Government House with placards, with inscriptions such as like ‘enough is enough’, ‘government should rise to defend Nigerians’ and more.
“While raising concern over the spate of kidnapping in the country, Adeboyesaid this is the first time such incident of that magnitude was happening. “As a father, how do you think I should feel to hear that five of my children have been kidnapped while on their way to attend the Ministers Conference?” he queried.
Meanwhile, confirming the incident, to The Guardian on telephone,  senior pastor of the church, Pastor Johnson Adesola said, “Five of our ministers were kidnapped on their way to our programme. It’s a sad event but the church is working towards their release. They
  Asked if the kidnappers had contacted the church to demand for ransom, he said, “we are not yet talking to them but the church is doing something to ensure their safe return.

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