General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed displeasure at the rising spate of insecurity in Nigeria, stating that the country has never been this bad.
Adeboye made this comment as he 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. The abducted pastors were travelling in a commercial vehicle with registration number KW 230 XA belonging to Abia Line Transport Company which was coming from the eastern part of the country heading towards Lagos.
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 abducted pastors, according to the police, are Chidioze Eluwa (male), Chiemela Iroha (male), Okoro Ohowukwe (male), Ndubuizi Owuabueze (male) and Ibeleji Chidinma (female).
Pastor Adeboye, while giving a talk at the Ministers’ Conference holding at the Redemption Camp located along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, lamented the spate of insecurity in the country, saying that the situation had never been this bad.
“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 said in response to a journalist’s question.