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BREAKING: We Were Kidnapped By Herdsmen, RCCG Victim, Chidinma Confirmed
Ibelegbo Chidinma, One of the rescued pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, reportedly said Fulani herdsmen are behind her abduction.
Chidinma, who was among three RCCG Pastors abducted days ago, revealed this while testifying at the Redemption Camp during the ongoing Ministers Conference on Saturday, August 3, Vanguard reports.
The female pastor who is a deaconess from Abia State, RCCG Province 3, said those who abducted her were herdsmen and that she called on God for help.
God made her captors fell asleep which prompted allowed her to sneak out of their den to safety.
Meanwhile, the Ogun state police command rescued the five members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who were abducted by unknown gunmen on Thursday, August 1.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson for the command on Saturday, August 3, said the five persons were rescued unhurt, TheCable reports.
The tweet reads: The police have rescued all the victims abducted along J3 Area of Ogbere on their way to Lagos, yesterday. The CP will be holding a press briefing soon at his Abeokuta office. IGP thanks Nigerians for their massive support to the Police, commends Police operatives,” the tweet read.
In another report, the Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) dissociated its members from the killing of the Catholic priest in Enugu state, Reverend Father Paul Offu.
The chairman of MACBAN in Southeast, Alhaji Giddado Siddiki, in a condolence message on Saturday, August 3, described the murder of the priest as most dastardly, Daily Trust reports.
In his words: “This is one murder too many! It is most condemnable and heartily regretted. Again, our society aches as a result of the activities of criminals who care less about the value of human life,” the statement read in part.
“It is painful that the security apparatuses of the government have not been able to contain the excesses of these men of the underworld who have continued to diminish the value of life in our society.”
The cattle breeders extended condolence message to the members of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, and all the Christian faithful on the death of the clergy man which was alleged to be killed by herders.
“We once more call on the government to rise to the occasion and provide adequate security for the citizens of Nigeria across the length and breadth of the country.
“We maintain that crime, in whatever form of its perpetration, is anti-society. Criminals of any guise cause pains to society and should therefore be properly identified and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“While we mourn the sudden departure of Father Offu, we are very hopeful that this occasion will agitate the government sufficiently to respond to the challenge of criminality amongst us.”