The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday complained bitterly about the worsening state of security in Nigeria, saying that “the country had never been this bad.
Pastor Adebeyo while announcing the kidnapping of five pastors of his church two days ago on the Benin-Ijebu-Ode Saganmu Expressaway way, made it clear that the spate of killings, abduction and general banditry across Nigeria has become worse.
While giving a talk at the Ministers’ Conference holding at the Redemption Camp located along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, he lamented the spate of insecurity in the country, saying that “the situation had never been this bad.”
Adebayo said this is the first time an incident of this magnitude had happened to his church.
“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 the Ministers Conference?” he asked.
The police spokesman of the Nigerian police Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the incident, 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).