The pastor at the parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) at Santos bus stop, Isawo, Ikorodu has been abducted by gunmen, PUNCH reports.
The Pastor, Identified only as Bajomo was kidnapped by the gunmen who came to church as new members.
An eyewitness identified as Esther, narrating the incident said:
The pastor came earlier around 7AM to prepare for workers’ meeting. The shocking thing was that the men walked in quietly like new members.
They dressed like people who had come to church. 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.
The pastor got to the church before anyone else and only three members had arrived before the abduction.
We discovered after they had left that they were Ijaw militants. They have taken away our pastor. Some members, after the incident, went to the pastor’s house to inform his family members.
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.
I think the state government and the police really need to do something about these recurring incidents. We are at the mercy of the Ijaw boys.
The RCCG Head, Media and Public Relations, Pastor Segun Adegbiji, confirmed the abduction to PUNCH adding that the church will not take the abduction or murder of its 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,” he added