A pastor at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Santos bus stop in the Isawo, Ikorodu, Lagos State,was abducted at gunpoint on Sunday during the service.
According to reports, the pastor, identified only as Bajomo, was whisked away by the gunmen, who came to the church as if they were new members.
The abduction happened around 7am, while he was preparing for a workers’ meeting which usually preceded the Sunday service.
PUNCH Metro learnt that when the other members arrived at the church, the pastor was nowhere to be found.
The matter was reported at the Owutu Police Division.
A witness, said she saw the gunmen who wore attractive clothes as if they had come for the church service.
“Pastor came earlier around 7am to prepare for a workers’ meeting. The shocking thing was that the men walked in quietly like new members and well dressed. They had Bibles with them. They did not shoot or display any weapon. It was when they got to the pastor that they brought out their guns and ordered him to come with them”.
“It is a sad occurrence in our area that residents are being abducted, raped, assaulted and even killed every day. It is a problem that has been left to become a calamity”. She said
The RCCG Head, Media and Public Relations, Pastor Segun Adegbiji, confirmed the abduction. He said the church would invite God’s anger on those who troubled its members and pastors.
He said, “RCCG will not take abduction or murder of our pastors and members any more. We like to warn murderers and abductors that God will show up with anger and fire. He will consume them speedily.”