The Christian Post - At least eight Christians were abducted by gunmen last Friday while traveling on a bus to a church program in the Kaduna state of northwest Nigeria. The church calls for prayer.
The victims, members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, were traveling to prepare for the church’s “Let’s Go a Fishing” Easter program in Kafanchan when gunman removed them from their bus and took them away in a vehicle, a church spokesperson told The Punch.
A user reportedly posted a picture on Facebook of the victims’ empty church bus and said all passengers were kidnapped along Kachia Road. The church bus has an inscription that reads, “The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna.”
Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, RCCG head of media and public relations, confirmed the kidnapping. According to the Nigerian news outlet, the pastor said the ministry is working with security agencies to secure the abductees' return.
“We feel completely disturbed by the development and as a church, the best we can do is to pray that God will intervene and these brethren will return home to their loved ones,” Olubiyi told The Punch Sunday. “As a church, we are praying now and asking God to take charge of the situation.”
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