Never Been This Bad —
•••Five RCCG pastors kidnapped by gunmen
THE General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday decried the worsening state of security in Nigeria, declaring that the country had never been this bad.
Pastor Adeboye, who said the spate of killings, abduction and general banditry across the nation was unprecedented, also announced the kidnapping of five pastors of his church on Thursday evening at J3/J4 area of Ogbere on the Benin-Ijebu-Ode-Sagamu Expressway.
The Ogun State police command, through its Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.
They were said to be on their way to attend the church’s Ministers’ Conference in Lagos when they were attacked by hoodlums numbering about 10, who were reported to have forcefully stopped the vehicle.
The police spokesman told journalists in Abeokuta that the gunmen, after forcing the vehicle to a halt, whisked away four men and a woman into the forest but left behind the driver, a sick passenger and his wife in the vehicle.
The abducted pastors, according to the police, are Chidioze Eluwa (male), Chiemela Iroha (male), Okoro Ohowukwe (male), Ndubuizi Owuabueze (male) and Ibeleji Chidinma (female).